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Contact Research


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.

Phone: 617-754-6794
Email: gbschnei@nebh.org

Vlad_1.jpgSteven 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.

Phone: 617-754-6774
Email: svlad@nebh.org 

Haley_2.jpgHaley Oh
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.

Phone: 617-754-6793
Email: hoh@nebh.org

Breznin_Ronna_2.jpgRonna Berezin
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. 

Phone: 617-754-6791
Email: rberezin@nebh.org

Kornell_Ellen_2.jpgEllen Kornell
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. 

Phone: 617-754-6684
Email: ekornell@nebh.org

Gigi_2.jpgGigi Williams-Bly 
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.

Phone: 617-754-6732
Email: lwbly@nebh.org