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Meet the Team

Izabela Leahy

Izabela Leahy, RN, BSN, MS

Executive Director/Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Research Associate in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

IRB Member since 2005

Research Director
Education: Boston College, 1997 BSN, 2006 MS

Special skills: Innovative solutions, organizational development, financial management, business planning, program development, personnel management, operations management and process improvement.

Lindsey Benson

Lindsey Benson, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Nurse

Education: MCPHS University, 2014; State University of New York College at Oneonta, 2012

Special skills: Experience in pediatric care and Electrophysiology

Rachel Bernier, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Education: Boston University, 2013

Special skills: Cardiac anesthesia studies and Pediatric Anesthesia Neurodevelopment Assessment (PANDA Study). 

Rachel Dabek, BA

Clinical Research Specialist II

Education: Emmanuel College, 2009

Special skills:   

Quality improvement initiatives, monitor analysis and compliance, database development, sedation research, and internship program and thesis mentoring. 

Christine Dube, RN, BSN, MSN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN II

Education: Northeastern University, 2010; Simmons College,1999

Special Skills: Monitor Compliance and Identifying Physiologic Patterns of Patient Deterioration, Electronic Surveillance and Hospital Wide Monitor Audits, Research in Pain Management and Genetic Polymorphisms Involved in Pain Perception/Opioid Transport, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics of oxycodone, Internship Program Mentoring.

Elisabeth Dwyer

Elisabeth Dwyer, RN, BSN

Clinical Research Nurse

Education: MCPHS University, 2014; St. Lawrence University, 2012

Special Skills: Main OR studies, pharmacokinetic studies

Erin Halpin

Erin Halpin, RN, MSN, CPN

Clinical Research Nurse II

Education: Salem State University, 2015; Simmons College, 2009

Special Skills: Research in Cardiology and Microbial Genomics

Kimberly Hassell

Kim Hassell, BA 

Research Administrator II

Education: MPH Candidate, Boston University School of Public Health; University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011

WasinWasin Luckanavanich, BSN, RN 

Clinical Research Nurse

Education: Western Governors University, 2016; West Cost University, 2012

Special Skills: Clinical experience in the Neonatal Intensive Unit and research experience in neonatal respiratory and cardiac studies. 

Chiara Mancinelli

Chiara Mancinelli, MS 

Research Administrator II

Education: MS in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, 2008

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