People

Principal Investigator

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD

Dr. Okonkwo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  He received his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Staff

Lab Manager

Sarah Lose

Credentials: MS

Position title: Research Program Manager

Email: srlose@medicine.wisc.edu

Scientists

Ira Frahmand

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Scientist III

Email: idriscoll@medicine.wisc.edu

Natascha Merten

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Scientist II

Email: nmerten@medicine.wisc.edu

Beth Planalp

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Scientist II

Email: bplanalp@medicine.wisc.edu

Joe Strong

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Health Disparities Scientist, II

Email: jmstrong@medicine.wisc.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Bri Breidenbach

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: bmbreidenb@medicine.wisc.edu

Kyle Edmunds

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: kedmunds@medicine.wisc.edu

Honorary Fellows

Ryan Dougherty

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Honorary Fellow

Email: rjdougherty@wisc.edu

Rui Wang

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Honorary Fellow

Email: rwang483@wisc.edu

Research Staff

Hannatu Amaza

Credentials: MA

Position title: ADNI Research Project Coordinator

Email: hamaza@medicine.wisc.edu

Sammy Bradley

Credentials: BS

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator II

Email: stbradley@medicine.wisc.edu

Monica Bruce

Credentials: MA

Position title: ADNI Community Research Navigator

Email: mybruce@medicine.wisc.edu

Isabella Hoang

Credentials: BS

Position title: ADNI Community Research Navigator

Email: ihoang@medicine.wisc.edu

Aniah Jean Mary

Credentials: MS

Position title: ADNI Research Project Manager

Email: ajeanmary@medicine.wisc.edu

Fabiola Magaña

Credentials: BSN

Position title: ADNI Community Research Navigator

Email: fmagana@medicine.wisc.edu

Lexi Nelson

Credentials: BS

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator II

Email: lnelson@medicine.wisc.edu

Jen Oh

Credentials: BS

Position title: NeuroImaging Data Specialist

Email: jmoh@medicine.wisc.edu

Alyssa Pandos

Credentials: BS

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator II

Email: aapandos@medicine.wisc.edu

Rachel Tilsen

Credentials: MS

Position title: ADNI Lead Community Research Navigator

Email: rltilsen@medicine.wisc.edu

Students

Graduate Students

Noah Cook

Credentials: BS

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: nrcook@medicine.wisc.edu

Gabriella Mamlouk

Credentials: BS

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: mamlouk@wisc.edu

Jericha Mill

Credentials: BS

Position title: Graduate Student

Email: mill@wisc.edu

Chinenye Odo

Credentials: M.B.B.S

Position title: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: ccodo@medicine.wisc.edu