Meet Our Team

We have a team that includes students, trainees, research assistants, clinical research coordinators, a program manager, master’s level data analysts, a PhD-level epidemiologist and biostatistician. Our team has multi-disciplinary and far-reaching collaborations that have led to scientific advancements, as well as high impact, highly cited publications in JAMABMJ and others.

Meet Our Directors

Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, Allergy

Kimberly Blumenthal, MD, MSc is an Allergist/Immunologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of Research in the Center for Drug and Vaccine Allergy. Her research interests are drug and vaccine allergy which has been funded by the National Institute of
Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and foundations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation and CRICO, the risk management foundation of Harvard Medical School. She is internationally recognized for identifying the morbidity and mortality associated with unverified penicillin allergies and creating innovative approaches to the evaluation of penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotic allergies in diverse patient settings. She has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications including leading high-impact manuscripts to publication in journals such as NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, and the BMJ.

Dr. Blumenthal’s publications can be found here.
Twitter: @KimberlyBlumen1

Zachary S Wallace, MD, MSc, Rheumatology

Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc is a Rheumatologist and Clinical Epidemiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His clinical and research interests are in vasculitis, IgG4-related disease, and COVID-19 in patients with rheumatic disease. He is the Co-Director of the Rheumatology Vasculitis Program in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has been funded by the NIH, Rheumatology Research Foundation, industry, philanthropy, and Mass General Hospital. He is a member of the Finance Committee of the American College of Rheumatology and a former Chair of RheumPAC.

Dr. Wallace’s publications can be found here.
Twitter: @zach_wallace_md

Our Rheumatology Researchers

April Jorge, MD

Research focus: Lupus
Dr. Jorge publications can be found here.

Chio Yokose, MD, MSc

Research focus: Gout
Dr. Yokose publications can be found here.


Hyon Choi, MD, DrPH

Research focus: Gout
Dr. Choi publications can be found here.


Natalie McCormick, PhD

Research focus: Gout
Dr. McCormick publications can be found here.

Naomi Patel, MD, MPH

Research focus: Vasculitis, Steroid Toxicity
Dr. Patel publications can be found here.


Guy Katz, MD

Research focus: IgG4-realted disease, Vasculitis
Dr. Katz publications can be found here.


Yuqing Zhang, DSC

Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistical Methods

Sharan Rai, PhD

Research focus: Gout
Rheumatology Research Fellow

Our Allergy Researchers

Sara Barmettler, MD

Research focus: Immunodeficiency
Dr. Barmettler publications can be found here.

John Accarino, MD

Research focus: Drug allergy
Dr. Accarion publications can be found here.

Ingrid Salciccioli, MBBS, MPH

Research focus: Allergy
Allergy/Immunology Research Fellow

Chantal Lemoine Soto, MD

Research focus: Drug allergy
Dr. Lemoine Soto publications can be found here.


Marielle Young, MD, MPH

Research focus: Drug allergy
Allergy/Immunology Fellow


Our Administrative Research Staff

Ana Depina Fernandes, MA

Senior Research Program Manager

Allen Judd, BA

Research Project Manager

Lauren Skrajewski-Schuler, PhD

Research Project Manager

Annika Johnson, BA

Staff Assistant

Our Data Analysts

Our data analysts receive, manage, and analyze large amounts of observational and experimental study data for dissemination.

Andrew King, MS

Senior Data Analyst

Bohang Jiang, MBBS, MPH

Data Analyst

Baijun Zhou, MHS

Data Analyst

Miao Lin, MS

Data Analyst

Our Clinical Research Coordinators

Our CRCs help manage and conduct data to day activities including study recruitment, enrollment, data collection, literature review and data reporting.

Caleb Bolden, CRC II

B.A. in Psychology from Bates College

Emily Byrne, CRC I

B.A. in English from Skidmore College

Saiajay Chigurupati, CRC I

B.A. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Harvard University

David O’Dea, CRC I

B.S. in Biology from Carleton College

Cole Johnson, CRC I

B.A. in Biochemistry from Hamilton College

Liam Smith, CRC I

B.S. in Psychology & Biology from UMass Amherst

Shruthi Srivatsan, CRC II

B.A. in Neuroscience from Swarthmore College

Kiara Tan, CRC II

B.A. in Biology from Williams College

Zach Williams, CRC II

B.A. in Politics & Public Health from Brandeis University

Kila Panchot, CRC II

B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College

Madi Negron, Senior CRC

B.A. in Psychology from University of Cincinnati