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Research Leadership Team

Research Program Manager 

Dionne Bobb, MS, MHP, CCRC
Research Program Manager
bobbd@mskcc.org

Dionne Bobb is the Research Program manager in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, which includes the Psychiatry Service, the Behavioral Sciences Service, and the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service. Dionne is responsible for working with MSK’s central research administration to ensure that the program meets its stated goals. She is also responsible for developing the research program and ensuring compliance with MSK and federal policies.  

Clinical Research Managers

Susan Holland, MA, MPS 
Clinical Research Manager
hollands@mskcc.org

Susan Holland oversees all research activities and research staff within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Services, and ensures that staff and studies are in compliance with regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.


Stephanie Napolitano, LMHC
Clinical Research Manager
napolits@mskcc.org

Stephanie Napolitano oversees all research activities and research staff within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Services, and ensures that staff and studies are in compliance with regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.


Nicole Roberts, MPH
Clinical Research Manager
robertsn@mskcc.org

Nicole Roberts oversees all research activities and research staff within the service, and ensures that staff and studies are in compliance with regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.

Clinical Research Supervisors

Lisa Kim
Clinical Research Supervisor
kiml2@mskcc.org

Lisa Kim supports Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Services. Faculty Research portfolio includes: Drs. Applebaum, Breitbart, Comskils Laboratory (Drs. Banerjee and Parker), Ostroff, and Lichtenthal.


Caraline Craig Demirjian
Clinical Research Supervisor
craigc@mskcc.org

Caraline Craig Demirjian participates in the orientation, training, and supervision of research study assistants for Drs. Nelson, DuHamel, Ahles, and Root, and works with the research teams to ensure efficient and effective operations that comply with regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.


Amanda Watsula-Morley
Clinical Research Supervisor
watsulaa@mskcc.org

Amanda Watsula-Morley is a Clinical Research Supervisor supporting Drs. Ostroff and Atkinson in the Health Behavior Change and Risk Reduction Lab and Drs. Hay and Hamilton in the Genomics, Risk and Health Decision Making Lab, both part of the Behavioral Sciences Service. Amanda is responsible for the orientation, training, and supervision of research study assistants to ensure effective and efficient management of the studies for data management, quality assurance and compliance with regulatory requirements.


Bharat Narang
Clinical Research Supervisor
narangb@mskcc.org

Bharat Narang manages and mentors research study assistants and their associated outreach and research protocols while working closely with study investigators. In addition, I perform data analysis and assist in manuscript writing.   

Research Project Manager

Hayley Pessin
Research Project Manager
pessinh@mskcc.org

Research Project Coordinators

Kemi Bolutayo, MA CHES
Research Project Coordinator
bolutayk@mskcc.org

Kemi Bolutayo serves as Research Project Coordinator for the NCI funded R25 training and education program designed to increase the knowledge and capacity of healthcare professionals to assess tobacco use effectively. She also manages the TREND Partnership, a collaboration between MSKCC and CCNY that provides tobacco-related cancer health disparities research training and education to students underrepresented in the field. Kemi has a strong commitment to addressing education in tobacco related disparities.


Kara Buda
Research Project Coordinator
budak@mskcc.org

Provide direct oversight of Research Study Assistants responsible for protocol recruitment.

Monitor and maintain regulatory compliance through rigorous protocol audit procedures and amendment submission. Report and provide solutions for identified deficiencies in participant recruitment. Develop and maintain clinical research databases across multiple platforms. Assist in preparation and submission of institutional and NIH progress reporting. Manage time reporting and compensation for protocol interventionists. Conduct intervention fidelity coding and provide feedback to protocol interventionists. Perform thematic and quantitative data analysis. Assist in publication, poster and podium preparation and presentation.


Anuradha Hashemi
Research Project Coordinator
hashemia@mskcc.org

Hashemi is the RPC assigned to support projects for Francesca Gany. Mainly her role entails coordinating the screening health fairs in NYC that are the recruitment grounds for three ongoing taxi driver studies. Each study has an intervention that builds upon the health fair follow-up, either aiming to help drivers get their own PCP, help drivers increase walking by providing a pedometer, or help drivers reduce the hypertensive BP values. Anuradha also coordinates a program that is aimed at enrolling NYC resident to the Affordable Care Act.


Carolina Zamore
Research Project Coordinator
herrerac@mskcc.org

Carolina Zamore is the RPC for Aragones a multicenter study enrolling 800 parents or caregivers of children eligible for HPV vaccination across for 4 external sites in NYC, Las Vegas, Chicago and El Paso that are based in the Mexican Consulate. The project will manage 1 (part time) RSA, and has the primary aim of comparing vaccination completion across 2 different study arms.