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Data and Biostatistics Core Staff Bio

Sudeep Karki

Sudeep Karki is the Director of the LIMBIC-CENC Data and Biostatistics Core. In this role, he leads the research and data operations that includes data collection, data warehousing, regulatory/compliance, research coordination, and other DBC responsibilites. He provides strategic guidance, planning, IT governance, policy development and roadmap for efficient, and innovative IT solutions to support the projects. He works with faculty and key leaders to craft strategies in alignment with overall department goals and providing system-wide direction in areas of policy and planning for data driven workflows. He is an information science and technology executive who has extensive experience leading data driven projects in HealthCare. He has led several HealthCare information systems projects for almost two decades. Sudeep began his career as a Statistical Programmer working across various healthcare, engineering, public health and government sectors. His previous roles include Systems Manager for Department of Health, Director of Information Technology at Department of Mental Health Services, where he led the optimal alignment of IT services across the departments, state wide implementation of EBT systems and EHR systems, deploying an integrated data warehouse, completing several major administrative systems transitions, as well as refining information technology governance and operational practices.

Brian L. Cone, PhD, PMP

Dr. Cone is the Project Manager for the Data and Biostatistics Core in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)/LIMBIC-CENC at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Cone received his BS and MA from San Diego State University in Kinesiology. In 2018, he completed his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His previous research focused on using nonlinear dynamics algorithms and other analyses to train balance and predict fall risk in older adults.

Refah Shaik

With around eight years of experience in data analytics and coding, I’ve gathered some expertise along the way. I hold a master’s degree in computer science from UNC Charlotte, which I believe nicely compliments my hands-on experience. My skill set revolves around a decent understanding of data analysis and programming within the realm of computer science. On a more personal note, I’ve also developed a modest creative flair through my interest in photography, adding a little something extra to my skill repertoire.

Rebecca Henenlotter

Rebecca has earned a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Psychology. She has a history of working in behavioral research prior to joining the LIMBIC-CENC team, and has been with LIMBIC-CENC since 2019. Her current focuses include processing, quality checking and developing practices to help manage the data collected from LIMBIC-CENC sites.

Kyle Healey

Kyle Healey is a full stack developer for LIMBIC-CENC. His duties include building software systems to support the data gathering and analysis objectives of the consortium. He went to school at James Madison University majoring in Computer Information Systems and graduating with a B.B.A. He has been with the LIMBIC-CENC team since 2019. Kyle was born in the Richmond area and has lived there most of his life. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, road biking, skiing, and trying new restaurants in the Richmond area.

Alice Cook

Alice Cook is a Research Technician at LMBIC-CENC Data and Biostatistical Core (DBC) at VCU. Alice has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with minors in Human Resources and Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is part of the electronic systems innovation and maintenance testing team and the data quality audit and management team, specializing in potential concussion event (PCE) data. Her tasks also include building collaboration with the PLS recruitment sites and LIMBIC-CENC, provide meaningful updates to internal website study resources, develop and conduct the specialized PCE interview staff trainings, as well as assist with process efficiency innovation. Before joining, LIMBIC-CENC, Alice developed an interest in medical administration from experience as a certified nurse’s aide at several long-term care facilities around Richmond, VA. She hopes to provide meaningful advances in research data management with the intent of elevating medical care of patients.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is the regulatory research coordinator for the LIMBIC-CENC Data and Biostatistics Core at Virginia Commonwealth University. He began his journey with the consortium in 2019 as research assistant in the call center. He was promoted to his current position in the summer of 2020 where he tracks and manages regulatory submissions on behalf of research sites and cores in addition to leading the monthly QC of neuropsychological data gathered at LIMBIC enrolling sites. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018 with dual bachelor degrees in Homeland Security and Sociology. He has continued his education with the university and recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Decision Analytics in December 2023.

Noriko Senaratne

I am a 2022 graduate from VCU with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology, and a minor in Chemistry. With a strong foundation in clinical research during my undergraduate career, I transitioned to the LIMBIC-CENC DBC, where I currently contribute as a member of the data quality control team. I serve as a key point of contact for various sites in regard to data entry and management and also manage the data request process here at the DBC. 

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 839 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs endorsed by the Department of Defense, through the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award/W81XWH-18-PH/TBIRP-LIMBIC under Awards No. W81XWH1920067 and W81XWH-13-2-0095, and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards No. I01 CX002097, I01 CX002096, I01 HX003155, I01 RX003444, I01 RX003443, I01 RX003442, I01 CX001135, I01 CX001246, I01 RX001774, I01 RX 001135, I01 RX 002076, I01 RX 001880, I01 RX 002172, I01 RX 002173, I01 RX 002171, I01 RX 002174, and I01 RX 002170. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense. / Created by VCU University Relations

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