Staff List

Executive Staff

Rory A. Cooper, Director
Brad Dicianno, Medical Director
Michael L. Boninger, Senior Associate Medical Director
Alicia M. Koontz
, Associate Director for Research
Garrett Grindle, Assistant Director for Engineering
Stacy Eckstein, Assistant Director for Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Andrea Bagay, Administrative Officer

Core Faculty

Jennifer Collinger, Research Biomedical Engineer
Rosemarie Cooper
, Clinical Coordinator
Theresa M. Crytzer, Assistant Professor 
Dan Ding
, Rehabilitation Scientist
Mary Goldberg, Education & Outreach Project Director/Assistant Professor
Nitin Sharma, Faculty
George F. Wittenberg, Faculty
Lynn Worobey, Research Assistant Professor  

Affiliate Faculty

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Global Affiliate Faculty

Eliana Ferretti
Jongbae Kim
Hisaichi Ohnabe
Lucas HV van der Woude
Jue Wang

Internal Advisors

Anthony Delitto
Steven Graham
Edwin J. Hernandez
Rob A. Rutenbar
Sanjeev Schroff
Gwendolyn Sowa
James E. Taylor

External Advisors

David Algood
Bruce Doll
Fred Downs
Leah R. Gray
Bryan McCormick
Ashli Molinero
Laurie Paquet
Paul F. Pasquina
Dan Standage

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Jorge Luis Candiotti
Cheng-Shiu Chung
Jonathan Duvall
Hyun Ka
Mike Urbin

Staff

Emily Bird, Research Coordinator
Ann Bridge, Shop Staff
Josh Brown, Electronics Engineer
Nikitha Deepak, Clinical Coordinator
Ian Eckstein, Clinical Coordinator Assistant
Benjamin Gebrosky, Testing Engineer
Debbie Harrington, Clinical Coordinator
Rachel Hibbs, Clinical Research Associate
Connor Himich, Assistant to the Director
Sara Izzo, Research Associate
James Joseph, Veteran Mentor
Michael Lain, Information Dissemination Coordinator
Matt LandisComputer Engineer
Josh Marino, Veteran Mentor
Mark McCartney, Machinist
Shawn O'Donnell, Shop Staff
Eleanor Quinby, Research Technician
Terence Washington, Program Support Assistant
Ron Wesolowski, Program Support/IT Specialist
Randy Williams, Lead Education & Outreach Coordinator
Christina Kelsey Zigler, Statistician 

Graduate Students

Saleh Alqahtani
Aaron Anderson
Satria Ardianuari
Sarah Bass
Yohali Burrola-Méndez
Brandon Daveler
Anas Dighriri
Mark Greenhalgh
Deepan Kamaraj
Joshua Kanode
Hailee Kulich
Alexandra Miles
Stephanie Rigot
Jeff Ruffing
Sivashankar Sivakanthan

Andrea Sundaram
KaLai Tsang
Akhila Veerubhotla
Lin Wei

Contact us

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Email: herl@shrs.pitt.edu
Phone: 412-822-3700
Fax: 412-822-3699