RESEARCHERS

The Wright Center supports researchers across the university and health system in their work to improve human health. Some affiliated researchers represent and act as liaisons to collaborating institutions.

Affiliated Faculty

Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Hub Research Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Derek Chapman, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Community-Engaged Research

School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

David Cifu, M.D.

Co-Lead, Network Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Deborah DiazGranados, Ph.D.

Director of Evaluation and Team Science

School of Medicine

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Henry Donahue, Ph.D.

Lead, Research Methods

College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Robert Findling, M.D., MBA

Co-Investigator, Hub Research Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Alpha "Berry" Fowler, M.D.

Lead, Team Science

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Tamas Gal, Ph.D., MBA

Lead, Informatics

School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics

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Khan Iftekharuddin, Ph.D.

Liaison to Old Dominion University

ODU Batten College of Engineering & Technology

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Stephen Kates, M.D.

Co-Lead, Network Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Larry Keen, Ph.D.

Liaison to Virginia State University

VSU Department of Psychology

Alexander Krist, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Director, Community-engaged Research

School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

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Michael Lennon, M.D.

Faculty, Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging

School of Medicine Department of Radiology

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Jinze Liu, Ph.D.

Co-Lead, Informatics

School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics

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Liangsuo Ma, Ph.D.

Faculty, Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging

School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

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Vimal Mishra, M.D.

Co-Investigator, Informatics

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.

Director and Principal Investigator

School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D.

Associate Director, KL2 Career Development and Mentoring

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Ph.D. Program

School of Medicine Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

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Andrew Plunk, Ph.D.

Liaison to Eastern Virginia Medical School

EVMS Department of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Ripley, M.D.

Co-Investigator, Resaerch Methods

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Daniel Roberts, Ed.D.

Liaison to Virginia State University

VSU Honors College Dean

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Roy Sabo, Ph.D.

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics

Arun Sanyal, M.D.

Co-Lead, KL2 Career Development and Mentoring

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Devanand Sarkar, MBBS, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Ph.D. Program

School of Medicine Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

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Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Translational Endeavors

School of Medicine Department of Health Behavior and Policy

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Judy Silberg, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Hub Research Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

Joel Steinberg, M.D.

Director, Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging Center

School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Leroy Thacker, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics

Katherine Tossas-Milligan, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator, Community-Engaged Research

School of Medicine Department of Health Behavior and Policy

Judith Voynow, M.D.

Co-Investigator, Hub Research Capacity

School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

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Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H.

Co-Investigator, Community-Engaged Research

School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Emily Zimmerman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Co-Investigator, Community-Engaged Research

School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Faculty Scholars and Fellows

Mario Acunzo, Ph.D., KL2 Scholar

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Wendy Bottinor, M.D., KL2 Scholar

School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Phoebe Dacha, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jiong Li, Ph.D., KL2 Scholar

School of Pharmacy

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Taylor Ochalek, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Kathryn Polak, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

College of Humanities & Sciences

Psychology Department

Michael Preston, Ph.D., M.P.H., Wright Faculty Scholar in Health Disparities

School of Medicine

Department of Health Behavior and Policy

Mathula Thangarajh, M.D., Ph.D., KL2 Scholar

School of Medicine Department of Neurology

Division of Child Neurology

Elizabeth Wolf, M.D., M.P.H., KL2 Scholar

School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

Division of General Pediatrics and Emergency Care

Learn more about the KL2 Program and scholars.

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