Gary B. Schneider, PhD
Chief of Research
B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ph.D. Cooperative Five College Program; Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts
Dr. Schneider is the Senior Research Administrator for the NEBH. He provides the vision and strategic management of the Division of Research.
Steven Vlad, M.D., PhD
Rheumatologist/Director of Study Design
M.D. University of Iowa College of Medicine
Ph.D. Boston University School of Public Health
Dr. Vlad is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist, also providing study design services.
Director of Research Administration and Finance
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Boston
Haley is in charge of the clinical trial and study finances for the Division of Research, contracting and division budget.
Manager, Clinical Research Coordinators
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
M.P.H. University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Ronna manages the day to day activities of all CRCs in the Division, including project assignments and back up.
Manager, Research Protections & Operations
B.A. St. Joseph’s, Rochester, NY
Ellen oversees the review of IRB application materials and provides regulatory, technical and administrative guidance to investigators.
Office Coordinator/Registry Support Specialist
Gigi provides administrative management support to the Chief of Research and the Division by creating and coordinating effective office and administrative systems necessary to support research activities. Gigi also assists in the collection of retrospective data for the Spine Registry.