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Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

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.

Research Team

Project Manager

Charu Madhwani Jain

Charu graduated from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2018 with a Medicine (MBBS) degree. She graduated from New York University in 2020 with a degree in Master of Public Health and a major in Health Management. Prior to joining the team, she has worked on the research studying socio-demographic factors associated with severe acute malnutrition and prevention of childhood obesity at NYU Langone. At the Resnek Center, she works with our team members and collaborators associated with clinical trials and helps in biorepository management as well as financial management.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Marin Waddington

Marin graduated from Tufts University in 2022 with dual degrees in Biology (B.S.) and Community Health (B.A.) and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Her prior research experience includes health equity research related to suicidality in youth, infectious disease and global health research, and precision medicine for autoimmune disorders. At the Resnek Center, Marin helps coordinate our upcoming clinical trials and supports our biobanking and translational research efforts.

Project Manager

Danish Mahmood

Danish graduated from Aga Khan University Hospital in 2018 with a degree in Medicine (M.B.B.S). He has previously worked on research involving minimally invasive surgical techniques for intracranial lesions, outcomes of cardiac surgery for patients with myocardial infarction, and patient educational content during the peri-operative period. As a Project Manager, Danish works closely with our team members as well as collaborators to advance our efforts in biobanking and translational research.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Sophie Mitchell

Sophie graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 2022 with a degree in Public Health. Her previous experience includes an internship in community health as well as working in mental health and recovery services. At the Resnek Center, Sophie works on recruitment, consenting and data collection for various studies.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Katherine Wu

Katherine graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a degree in Public Health (B.S.) and a minor in German. Prior to joining the team, she has worked in both infectious disease research related to multi-drug resistant organisms in healthcare facilities and neurolinguistic research at the Brain Development Lab at UT. At the Resnek Center, Katherine coordinates for the STAAR program and aids the continual advancement of biobanking and translational research efforts.

COOP Class | Spring 2023
Clinical Research Coordinator

Heather Morrell

Heather is a 3rd year student at Northeastern University majoring in Biomedical Physics and minoring in Spanish. Her prior research experience includes biomedical device development to enable safe and efficient delivery of therapeutics as well clinical validation study development for a preeclampsia diagnostic device. At the Resnek Center, Heather helps to coordinate subject recruitment, clinical data, and sample collection for clinical and translational studies.


Ami Merker (Program Manager) | NYMC '23

Ali Austin (Clinical Research Coordinator) | UMN Med '23

Nick Modest (Clinical Research Coordinator) | UMass Med '24

Tessa Oliver (Clinical Research Coordinator) | URMC '24

Nadine Javier (Clinical Research Coordinator) | Stanford Medicine, Research Coordinator

Victoria Wang (Clinical Research Coordinator) | CorEvitas, Project Coordinator

Maia Paul (Project Manager) | Reify Health, Clinical Trial Associate

Kelleigh Youngclaus (Clinical Research Coordinator) | CorEvitas, Project Coordinator

Allie Roth (Clinical Research Coordinator) | BostonGene, Study Coordinator

Malav Dave (Clinical Research Coordinator) | The University of Western Australia School of Medicine '26

Fernanda Quevedo (Project Manager) | MAPS PBC, Adherence and Supervision Coordinator

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