Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Cancer Research Team

Lifespan Oncology Clinical Research Department Team

Our Lifespan Cancer Institute physicians provide expert patient care and conduct leading-edge research as part of the Lifespan Oncology Clinical Research team. They also actively participate in the Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG), a unique regional clinical trials network that provides highly innovative approaches to cancer care.

Clinical Research Team

Kate Anderson, MPH, RN, OCN Headshot

Kate Anderson, MPH, RN, OCN

Research Nurse Supervisor

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Linara Andrade, BS Headshot

Linara Andrade, BS

Research Administrator

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Carolyn Bartley, BA, CCRP Headshot

Carolyn Bartley, BA, CCRP

LOCR Operations Manager

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Kaitlin Bennett, MS Headshot

Kaitlin Bennett, MS

Finance Manager

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Adam Braga, BA

Clinical Research Assistant

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Dylan Canfield, BA

Regulatory Coordinator

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Caylee Carmody, BS, MHS

Research Assistant

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Lindsey Cavanagh, RN, BSN Headshot

Lindsey Cavanagh, RN, BSN

Research Nurse

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Clemence Cuillerot, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Ryann Damaso, RN, BSN, OCN Headshot

Ryann Damaso, RN, BSN, OCN

Research Nurse

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Isabella Diaz

Clinical Research Assistant

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Rachael DiGiulio, RN, BSN

Research Nurse

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Sopha Dionson, BSN

Research Nurse Coordinator

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Stephen Donnelly, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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John Douglass, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Brianna Forte, MS, CCRP Headshot

Brianna Forte, MS, CCRP

Regulatory Coordinator

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Sarah French, RN, BSN Headshot

Sarah French, RN, BSN

Research Nurse

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Deborah Good, BIS, CCRP

Regulatory Coordinator

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Michaela Green, MS

Clinical Research Program Coordinator

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Faith Hassinger, RN, BSN Headshot

Faith Hassinger, RN, BSN

Research Nurse

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Olivia Healy Headshot

Olivia Healy

Research Quality Coordinator

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Melissa Juhr, BS Headshot

Melissa Juhr, BS

Regulatory Coordinator

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Michaela Kastura, BS

Operations Manager

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Caitlyn Krar, BS Headshot

Caitlyn Krar, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Rachel Kuhlman, BA Headshot

Rachel Kuhlman, BA

Senior Clinical Research Assistant

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Morganne Larimer, RN, BSN

Oncology Research Nurse

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Mary Lattanzi, PharmD, RPh

Research Pharmacist

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Kim-Marie Lawrence

Senior Department Research Administrator

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Cynthia Leach, BS, CCRP Headshot

Cynthia Leach, BS, CCRP

Senior Regulatory Coordinator

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Ronicia Lopes, MS

Regulatory Coordinator

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Denise Luppe, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP Headshot

Denise Luppe, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP

Research Nurse Manager

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Gabrielle Masse, RN, BSN

Regulatory Coordinator 

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Sara McGloin, MHA Headshot

Sara McGloin, MHA

Regulatory Coordinator

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Jessica C. McMahon, RN-BSN, OCN

Research Nurse

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Adrienne McParlin, AS, BA Headshot

Adrienne McParlin, AS, BA

Regulatory Coordinator

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Meghan Meyer, BS Headshot

Meghan Meyer, BS

Clinical Research Program Coordinator

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Maria Andrea Monckeberg, MS, RPh, BCOP Headshot

Maria Andrea Monckeberg, MS, RPh, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

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Molly Murphy, RN, BSN, OCN Headshot

Molly Murphy, RN, BSN, OCN

Research Nurse

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Lisa Nguyen, ScB

Clinical Research Assistant

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Jennifer Pinto, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Brittney Pollard, MSN, FNP-C Headshot

Brittney Pollard, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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Annie Qiu

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Gina Radican-Wood, MBA Headshot

Gina Radican-Wood, MBA

Research Administrator

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Vallerie Rosati, RN, BSN, OCN Headshot

Vallerie Rosati, RN, BSN, OCN

Research Nurse

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Emma Safran, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Stephen Sando, BS

Regulatory Coordinator

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Stephanie Silva, PharmD

Research Pharmacist

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Andrea Storer, BS

Research Administrator

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Sandra Stuard, BA

Research Regulatory Assistant

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Kristie Sullivan

Research Regulatory Assistant

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Sandra Taber, RPh, BCOP Headshot

Sandra Taber, RPh, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist

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Brenton Travers, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Savita Trott, BS Headshot

Savita Trott, BS

Research Regulatory Assistant

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Amina Vargas, MBA, BS

Clinical Research Assistant

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Yirandy Velez, BA Headshot

Yirandy Velez, BA

Research Administrator

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Alise Vieira, BS, CCRP Headshot

Alise Vieira, BS, CCRP

LOCR Regulatory & Quality Manager

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Oncology Team

Ariel E. Birnbaum, MD Headshot

Ariel E. Birnbaum, MD

Medical Oncologist

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Benedito A. Carneiro, MD Headshot

Benedito A. Carneiro, MD

Director of Clinical Research, Director of Cancer Drug Development, and Associate Director of Division of Hematology/Oncology

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Maria Constantinou, MD Headshot

Maria Constantinou, MD

Oncologist

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Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD Headshot

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD

Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology

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Don S. Dizon, MD Headshot

Don S. Dizon, MD

Director, Pelvic Malignancies Program and Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Clinics, Lifespan Cancer Institute; Director of Medical Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital; and Founder, Oncology Sexual Health First Responders Program

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Heinrich Elinzano, MD Headshot

Heinrich Elinzano, MD

Neuro-Oncology Medical Lead, Lifespan Cancer Institute

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Mary Ann Fenton, MD Headshot

Mary Ann Fenton, MD

Clinical Director, Breast Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital

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Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD, FACRO Headshot

Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD, FACRO

Director, Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Lifespan Cancer Institute and Rhode Island Hospital

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Humera Khurshid, MD Headshot

Humera Khurshid, MD

Director, Lifespan Cancer Institute Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic

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Timothy J. Kinsella, MD Headshot

Timothy J. Kinsella, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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Kara Lynne Leonard, MD Headshot

Kara Lynne Leonard, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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Anthony E. Mega, MD Headshot

Anthony E. Mega, MD

Hematologist Oncologist

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John Reagan, MD Headshot

John Reagan, MD

Hematologist-Oncologist

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Howard P. Safran, MD Headshot

Howard P. Safran, MD

Chief, Hematology Oncology

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