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Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics & Design Lab Alumni

Take a look to see where NYU Langone’s Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design (HiBRID) Lab alumni are now.

Our Alumni

Ruth Agbakoba, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ruth is a senior implementation manager at NHS Digital in England, spearheading the National Frontline Digitization Programme for London hospitals’ digital transformation.

Minal Chawla

Research Data Associate

Minal earned her BS in health science with a concentration in emergency and critical care and a minor in journalism from Stony Brook University in 2022. She aims to continue exploring her passion in the application of medical informatics for patient care.

Sara Chokshi, DrPH, MSPH

Assistant Director, HiBRID Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Sara is the director of the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab (HITLAB) Research Practice in New York. She is a leading expert in health informatics, implementation science, and user-centered design, with a focus on health services delivery research and digital health strategy.

Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH

Project Coordinator

Catherine manages center operations as a center manager at The Center for Innovation in Mental Health. The center is dedicated to promoting effective mental health interventions through research, evaluation, training, and policy.

Dawn M. Feldthouse, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Informatics Advisor

Dawn is a PhD student at Columbia University, researching user-centered design and data visualization for improving healthcare information communication. She has previously published on digital diabetes prevention, secure healthcare communication, and nursing education.

Jerlisa Fontaine, MPH

Project Coordinator

Jerlisa is a product manager at Oscar Health, a technology-driven health insurance company that seeks to humanize healthcare through data and design. She is an entrepreneur specializing in professional development and also hosts a podcast.

Yagnesh Gohil

Industrial and User Experience Design Intern

Yagnesh holds the position of senior experience designer at Cognizant, a leading provider of IT consulting and business process outsourcing services to a wide range of industries, including healthcare.

Andrew Heckman

Project Manager

Andrew is a project manager with 10 years of healthcare experience, overseeing anything from full electronic medical records implementations to specialty-targeted reporting dashboard development to opening satellite transplant evaluation clinics.

Roshini Hegde, MPH

Project Coordinator

Roshini currently serves as a product manager at Thirty Madison, a patient-centric health organization dedicated to providing specialized care and treatment to people with chronic conditions.

Sumaiya Islam

Research Fellow

Sumaiya, a medical student in the dual BS/MD program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, specializes in data analytics and public health research to address health equity and inequality.

Hunter Jamison

Undergraduate Research Intern

Hunter was a former intern at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As part of the HiBRID Lab team, he spearheaded research, developed interventions, and crafted content strategy to advance healthcare innovation and delivery science.

Holly Krelle, MPhil

Program Manager

Holly is a program manager at NYU Langone’s Rapid Randomized Controlled Trial Lab. She is an experienced healthcare policy analyst with expertise in rapid, innovative analysis and healthcare reform delivery and evaluation.

Daniel Lu

Doctoral Student Intern

Daniel is a PhD student researcher at the Building Informatics and Visualization Lab (BILAB) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is investigating applications for machine learning, virtual reality, and wearables in the design and construction of buildings.

Gabriel Luce

Project Associate

Gabriel is a medical student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He integrates his professional skills into his medical education, with a particular focus on technology’s role as an innovative tool in healthcare delivery and its impact on patient and clinician experiences.

Michael Mainiero

Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, MCIT

Co-Director, HiBRID Lab

Michael is the chief digital and information officer and senior VP at Catholic Health on Long Island with expertise in digital transformations, Epic electronic health records, strategic planning, and design thinking. He also has experience as an executive in technology and product design for startups.

Lucas Souto Manning

Undergraduate Research Intern

Lucas is currently pursuing a neuroscience major as part of the dual BA program offered by Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Columbia University. As an undergraduate research intern at HiBRID Lab, he assisted on various digital health research projects.

Soaptarshi Paul

Undergraduate Research Intern

Soaptarshi is a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, serving as treasurer for the Oncology Interest Group and volunteering at the Echo Free Clinic in the Bronx. He is focused on research in digital health and plans to incorporate it into his career as a physician.

Maggie Ramatowski

Research Data Associate

Maggie is a current master’s student in global health at Trinity College Dublin. As a research data associate at HiBRID Lab, she worked on studies aimed at improving medication adherence in patients with heart failure and hypertension.

Nina Singh

Research Data Associate

Nina is currently completing her last year as a medical student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on designing remote patient monitoring workflows that maximize patient benefit while minimizing provider burden.

Lucas Wozniak

XR Design Intern

Lucas is a co-founder of Neurohue, a nonprofit organization focused on digital health and research in brain–computer interaction. As an augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) wellbeing user experience designer and engineer, he aims to create experience design systems to revolutionize health and wellness.

Jonathan Yu

Medical Student Intern

Jonathan is a resident at NYU Grossman School of Medicine on the internal medicine primary care residency track. He aims to improve healthcare delivery by leveraging digital health technologies to enhance the doctor–patient relationship and promote healthy behaviors.