Lifespan Clinical Research Center

Leadership and Staff

Bharat Ramratnam, MD Headshot

Bharat Ramratnam, MD

Chief Science Officer, Lifespan, and Medical Director, Lifespan Clinical Research Center

Jason T. Machan, ScM, PhD Headshot

Jason T. Machan, ScM, PhD

Director of the Lifespan Biostatistics Core

Karen Tashima, MD Headshot

Karen Tashima, MD

Director of Clinical Trials, Immunology Center

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Andrew Schumacher, MSCHE

Director, Clinical Trials

Evelyn Hipolito, BSN, RN Headshot

Evelyn Hipolito, BSN, RN


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Tejashree Kulkarni, MS-RA

Clinical Trials Regulatory Coordinator

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Brittany Phipps

Biobank Supervisor

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Daniella Carnevale

Clinical Research Assistant

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Isabella Diaz

Clinical Research Assistant

Lifespan Clinical Research Center Staff

Our staff includes experienced registered nurses and research assistants ready to support your clinical trial needs. They are experienced in pediatric and adult medicine as well as both inpatient and outpatient care.

Along with a full complement of administrative responsibilities, our staff is qualified to perform the following procedures:  These professionals are committed to providing the highest quality services and continue to add to their certified abilities on a regular basis.  

  • Study coordination, management, and monitoring
  • Data collection and entry
  • Point of care testing
  • Hazardous substance handling and shipment
  • Blood draws
  • IV therapy
  • CPR
  • Genetic sample collection

If your particular needs are not listed above, please contact Evelyn Hipolito at 401-793-8788 to discuss.