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The Light and Health Research Center has teams in both Upstate New York and well as New York City.

Staff

Ola Alsalman, PhD

Assistant Professor

ola.alsalman
@mountsinai.org

Allison (Thayer) Anderson, MS

Associate Researcher II

allison.anderson
@mountsinai.org

Kevin Benner, BS

Program Director

kevin.benner
@mountsinai.org

Jennifer Brons, MS

Research Program Director

jennifer.brons
@mountsinai.org

John Bullough, PhD

Program Director

john.bullough
@mountsinai.org

Mariana Figueiro, PhD

LHRC Director, Professor

mariana.figueiro
@mountsinai.org

Isaiah Figueroa, BM

Clinical Research Coordinator I

isaiah.figueroa
@mountsinai.org


Daniel Frering, MS

Program Director

daniel.frering
@mountsinai.org
 

Fernando Gonterman, MA

Clinical Research Coordinator II

fernando.gonterman
@mountsinai.org

Matthew Harris, PhD

Senior Scientist

matthew.harris
@mountsinai.org

Analynn Infantado, MD, CCRP

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

analynn.infantado@mountsinai.org

Sharon Lesage, CLT-ASCP

Clinical Research Coordinator

sharon.lesage
@mountsinai.org


Weixin Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

weixin.li
@icahn.mssm.edu

Victoria Lopez, BA, BS

Grant Writer

victoria.lopez
@mountsinai.org

Jose Marin, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator

jose.marin
@mountsinai.org

Aydan Mehralizade, MPH

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

aydan.mehralizade
@mountsinai.org

Haley Miller, BS

Senior Associate Researcher

haley.miller
@mssm.edu

Howard Ohlhous, BT

Associate Researcher I

howard.ohlhous
@mountsinai.org


Martin Overington

Program Manager I

martin.overington@mountsinai.org

David Pedler, BA

Project Manager II

david.pedler
@mountsinai.org

Barbara Plitnick, RN

Director

barbara.plitnick
@mountsinai.org

Christopher Porras Lopez, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator I

christopher.porraslopez
@mssm.edu

Mark Rea, PhD

Professor

mark.rea
@mountsinai.org


Berenice Rojas, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator

berenice.rojas
@mountsinai.org

Francis Sanchez

Program Director

francis.sanchez
@mountsinai.org

Nicholas Skinner, MS

Program Manager I

nicholas.skinner
@mountsinai.org

Carmen Urizar, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Carmen.Urizar
@mountsinai.org

Lukasz Widziszewski, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator II

lukasz.widziszewski
@mountsinai.org

Erick Zeceña, MPH

Data Analyst I

Erick.Zecena
@mountsinai.org


Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors whose contributions support the work for this website: https://icahn.mssm.edu/research/light-health/about