Meet the Childhood Asthma Research Team

Our team of dedicated, creative and friendly professionals work hard to bring research opportunities to children and their families.

Julie Boergers, PhD
Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Associate Professor (Clinical), The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Cynthia Esteban, MSN, MPH 
Research nurse; nurse practitioner, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Clinic, Hasbro Children's Hospital

Gregory Fritz, MD
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Aris Garro, MD, MPH
Director of asthma research laboratory at Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Robert Klein, MD
Former Director, Respiratory and Immunology Center, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Senior Contributor, Childhood Asthma and Allergies Research Program

Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD
Director, Community Asthma Program, Rhode Island Hospital
Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Professor (Research), Department of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sheryl Kopel, MSc
Project Director, Childhood Asthma Research Program, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Research Associate, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP
Director, Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of Faculty Development; Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center, RI Hospital
Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Professor (Research), Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Ronald Seifer, PhD
Director of Research, Bradley Hospital
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Brown University

Molly La Rue
Research Coordinator for the clinical asthma research laboratory at Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

Danica Peterson, MPH
Senior Clinical Research Assistant, Hassenfeld Children’s Health Institute

Cathy Went
Clinical Research Assistant, Project ARC

Michael Farrow, MA
Clinical Research Assistant, Friends, Family, and Food Project