Staff

Russ Beebe

Russ Beebe

User Experience Designer
HIT UI design and evaluation, information design
Email: russ.beebe@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-0762

Mr. Beebe has extensive experience in graphic and interaction design, user interface modeling, technical illustration and infographic creation. He is adept at synthesizing ergonomics, human factors, and user-centered design concepts and testing methodologies to improve the usability of communications technologies and related systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in environmental systems design from Antioch University West, and received educational training in engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University and industrial design at Syracuse University.

Brandi Calderon

Brandi Calderon, MBA

Project Manager
Anesthesia, cancer and neonatal perioperative patient safety
Email: brandi.calderon@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 875-4271

Ms. Calderon has an MBA with a focus in project management and over 20 years of experience working within a healthcare setting. Her most recent work experience has been in research grants management. She works closely with the PIs to assure that all elements of the project remain on schedule, of the highest quality, and within budget. She actively participates in all aspects of the project, attends project meetings, manages project communications, and contributes to project dissemination activities.

Akhil Choudhary

Akhil Choudhary

Research Assistant I
Email: akhil.choudhary@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-3779

Elizabeth H. Edge

Elizabeth H. Edge

Sr. Administrative Assistant
Email: elizabeth.h.edge@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-6598

Joyce M. Harris MA

Joyce M. Harris, MA

Manager, Data Analysis (Department of Biomedical Informatics)
Qualitative research, HIT, organizational studies
Email: joyce.harris@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-6820
Fax: (615) 936-0102

Jennifer Morse, MS

Jennifer Morse, MS

Biostatistician II
Programming, statistical analyses
Email: jennifer.morse@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 875-9209

Timothy Newman

Timothy Newman

Associate Application Developer
Email: timothy.a.newman@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-7380

Carrie Reale

Carrie Reale, MSN, RN-BC

Informatics Nurse Specialist
HIT UI evaluation and usability
Email: carrie.reale@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-3614

Ms. Reale is a board-certified nurse informaticist who specializes in the design, facilitation, and analysis of healthcare-related usability evaluations. Her clinical background is primarily in neonatal intensive care and includes both direct patient care and clinical nurse education. Ms. Reale has a master’s degree in nursing informatics from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Jose State University.

Emma Schremp

Emma Schremp

Research Assistant II
Email: emma.schremp@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-2156

Ms. Schremp is a research assistant currently working on the NICU-OR perioperative safety project at the Children's Hospital. She is also enrolled in Vanderbilt’s Master’s of Science in laboratory investigation program.

Christopher L. Simpson

Christopher L. Simpson

Research Manager (Department of Biomedical Informatics)
Qualitative research, program evaluation
Email: chris.simpson@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 343-2879
Fax: (615) 322-0502

Shari Stanley

Shari Stanley

Associate Program Manager
Email: sharon.t.stanley.1@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-6699
Fax: (615) 936-7373

Ms. Stanley monitors the various grants for appropriate expenditures, ensures deadlines are met, and supports the center faculty and staff as needed.

Students

Ashley Batugo

Ashley Batugo

Biomedical Informatics Intern
HIT UI evaluation and usability
Email: andrea.batugo@vumc.org

E. Bishop Rhodes

E. Bishop Rhodes

Research Intern
Perioperative safety
Email: evan.b.rhodes@vumc.org
Phone: (931) 334-2664

Hannah Slater

Hannah Slater

Biomedical Informatics Intern
Data processing
Email: hannah.slater@vumc.org