Faculty and Staff

Postdoctoral Fellows

Raj Kumar, PhD

Danielle Shpigel, PhD

Laura Tabio, PsyD

Project Manager

Annell Ovalles, MPH

Data Manager

Ashlyn Bulas, MPH 

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Meaghan Race, MA 

Clinical Research Coordinators

Alara Akyatan, MA 

Enna Selmanovic 

Sabina Young

Consumer Partners

Seton Melvin

Timothy Pruce

Kathleen Watson, MD


Dale Hesdorffer, PhD

Dr. Hesdorffer is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center. She works in the field of epilepsy epidemiology with specific expertise in epilepsy comorbidities. Dr. Hesdorffer serves as an external evaluator for the Brain Injury Research Center.

Nimali Jayasinghe, PhD

Dr. Jayasinghe is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research focusses on elucidating factors that account for treatment-readiness, treatment adherence, and treatment drop out in trauma patients with PTSD.

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