CTSI Leadership

Executive Leadership

Steven E. Reis, MD

Executive Director, CTSI

David Mathias

Executive Director, Finance

Laurel Yasko, MPPM, RN

Executive Director, Operations, CTSI

Robert Morlino

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, CTSI

Diana Pakstis, RN, BSN, MBA

Executive Director, All of Us Pennsylvania

Shannon Valenti

Executive Director, Regulatory Science & Research Facilitation

Regina Stroud, MBA, TM

Executive Director, Information Technologies

Denise Smalley

Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Core Directors

Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD

Biomedical Informatics

Maria M. Brooks, PhD

Biostatistics & Epidemiology Research Design (BERD)

Daniel J. Buysse, MD

Clinical Research Facilities

Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD

Pilot Funding

Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

Clinical Research Facilities/Pitt+Me Discovery

Janet Freburger, PT, PhD


Mary Goldberg, PhD


Megan E. Hamm, PhD

Evaluation Research Project Manager

David Huang, MD

Clinical Trials Accelerator

Charles Jonassaint, PhD

Clinical Trials Accelerator

Kevin Kraemer, MD, MSc

Director, Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship (TL1)

John S. Maier, PhD, MD

IMPACT Core & Implementation Lab

Mylynda Massart, MD, PhD

Research Inclusivity Core

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

Community PARTners

Marie Norman, PhD

Team Science

Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS

Community PARTners

Shari Rogal, MD, MPH

IMPACT Core & Implementation Lab

Doris M. Rubio, PhD

Workforce, Team Science, CTS Scholars Program (KL2) & PI

Denise Smalley

Clinical Research Facilities

Shannon Valenti

Regulatory Knowledge and Support

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD

Biomedical Informatics

Laurel Yasko, MPPM, RN

Regulatory Knowledge & Support, and Workforce Development

Cecelia C. Yates-Binder, PhD

Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship (TL1)

Other Key Contacts

April Churilla, MPPM

Director of Operations, All of Us PA

Sandra Copeland

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Crnkovic


Michelle Kienholz

Strategic Research Development and Communications

Kristin Komazec, MPH

Administrative Director, Pitt+Me Discovery

Michelle Labrinidis, MHA

Administrative Director, Pitt+Me, Director, CTSI Recruitment & Screening Center

Cynthia S. McCarthy, DHCE, MA, NREMT

Ethics Facilitator

Margaret C. McDonald, PhD, MFA

Director of Communications, School of Medicine

Lisa Pilewski

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Reiss

Chelsea N. Proulx, MPH, CPH

Assistant Director, Human-Centered Design

Teresa Reiche, BSEd, CIP

Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Training Center