Meet the Team
Dr. Josh Korzenik, MD, Director of the Crohn's and Colitis Center and the Resnek Family Center for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Korzenik earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1980 and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, in 1987. He was a resident at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston from 1987 to 1990 and fellow in gastroenterology and clinical epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine Hospital from 1991 to 1994. He is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Fernanda graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a degree in Neuroscience (B.S.A) and a minor in Psychology. She previously worked on memory retrieval in a hypoperfusion model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the Monfils Fear Memory Lab at UT. As Program Manager, Fernanda works closely with our basic & translational collaborators and with internal teams to advance our biobanking efforts and physician-initiated clinical trials.
Kelleigh graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2019 with dual degrees in Microbiology (B.S.) and Public Health Sciences (B.S) and a certificate in Medical Anthropology. Her prior clinical research experience includes work in cancer prevention, mental health treatment efficacy, and collegiate health policy analysis. At the Resnek Center, Kelleigh leads our upcoming FDA-regulated clinical trials as well as a sponsored data repository focused on improving care and outcomes for patients on biologics.
Allie graduated from Wheaton College (MA) in 2021 with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (B.A.) and minors in Public Health and Chemistry. Previously, she has worked both in cancer research and maternal healthcare. At the Resnek Center, Allie is the lead research coordinator for the STAAR Program, a psycho-social research initiative for patients with IBD. In addition, Allie helps coordinate our research study sponsored by Pfizer to better understand inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its genetic influences.
Malav graduated from Boston University in 2020 with a degree in Human Physiology (B.S), and minor in Public Health. Prior to joining the team, he has worked in cancer research, psychiatry research related to eating disorder treatment, and global/immigrant health advocacy. At the Resnek Center, Malav leads our team in sample processing and supports our PSC/IBD biorepositories and clinical trials.
Maia graduated from Skidmore College in 2015 with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Sciences and then got her Masters in Public Health from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. Maia previously worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Dermatology doing research on the condition Hidradenitis Suppurativa. At the Resnek Center, Maia leads clinical trials looking at dietary interventions, emerging technologies, and various registries and biospecimen repositories for evaluating PSC and IBD treatment and care.
Cailin graduated from the Yale School of Public Health with her MPH in 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Her interests include exposure to adversity and toxic stress in childhood and adolescence and the development of chronic autoimmune disease later in life, particularly inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the future, she hopes to help children in Hispanic communities who are affected by IBD. Cailin enjoys reading, yoga, tap dancing, and Facetiming her dog Hadley who lives in California.
Rayna is a fifth year Health Sciences student at Northeastern with minors in Global Health, Health Humanities and Society, and Biology. She’s currently working as a Health Equity Intern with the Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research, where she’s conducting independent research on the topic of disability in the Somali refugee community, and as part of the Health Equity Unit of the Academic Public Health Corps. Rayna is particularly interested in the intersection between the humanities, public health, and medicine, and will be going to medical school in 2023.
Sophie is currently a fourth year Health Science major at Northeastern University. She has previously worked as an orthopedic medical assistant and interned with a clinical trial investigating a novel cancer treatment. She plans to attend medical school after graduating from NU in 2023 and hopes to be involved in clinical research as a physician. She is especially interested in rare diseases, as well as disparities in healthcare access and outcomes.
Danielle is a pre-med candidate for a B.S. in Health Science/MPH and minor in Experience Design at Northeastern University. She previously worked as a newborn hearing screening technician at Mount Auburn Hospital, primary care research intern at Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, and an ENT medical scribe at the Vancouver Clinic. Her focused professional interests are health design thinking, health equity/literacy, and patient centered care. Additionally, she wants to deepen her knowledge about PSC and IBD. In the future, Danielle aims to go to medical school.