Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center

The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) provides study management and data collection for observational studies and randomized trials, collaborates with foundations and associations to establish national patient registries, and supports statistical analysis and methods development toward a better understanding of the prevention and treatment of disease.
Spotlight

We are the coordinating center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a medical research study involving more than 6,800 men and women from six race/ethnic groups in the United States. MESA is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

About us

The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center is a non-profit, academic organization with over 20 years of experience running multi-site epidemiologic studies and clinical trials spanning multiple disciplines and employing a variety of approaches and methods. Our center prides itself on the collaborative effort of faculty, staff and students from the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Our team of programmers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and project managers provides expertise in study design, data collection and management, and statistical analysis. Our mission is to support studies that further scientific inquiry in areas that will ultimately impact public health. We also support the next generation of researchers by offering assistantships to current students and postdoctoral fellowships to recent graduates.

Leadership

Richard Kronmal, Faculty Investigator, Director, and Biotatistician

Robyn McClelland, Faculty Investigator, Associate Director, and Biostatistician

Lisa Sharamitaro, Administrator

Members

Alice Arnold, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Traci Bartz, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Biggs, Mary Lou, Research Scientist and Epidemiologist

Kristina Blank, Research Coordinator

Lyndia Brumback, Faculty Investigator and Biostatistician

Petra Buzkova,  Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Damon Lee, Senior Programmer

Stephen Daniel, Senior Programmer and Director of Research Informatics

Chris Delaney, Faculty Investigator and Epidemiologist

Zach Drager, Program Coordinator

Erika Enright, Research Coordinator

Annette Fitzpatrick, Faculty Investigator Epidemiology

Karen Hansen, Program Coordinator

Karen Hinckley Stukovsky, Research Scientist, Project Director, and Epidemiologist

Lauren Jager, Program Coordinator

Craig Johnson, Research Scientist, Project Director, and Biostatistician

Neal Jorgensen, Research Scientist

Irina Kachook, Senior Programmer and Biostatistician

Bridget Kruszka, Research Coordinator

Jonathan Margoliash, Programmer

Cynthia Marks, Administrator Grants

Mika Matsuzaki, Research Scientist and Epidemiologist

Sherry Myers, Program Coordinator

Robin Nance, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

John Pearce, Senior Programmer

Martin Schmitz, Senior Programmer

Sandi Shrager, Research Scientist and Project Director

Nirav Smith, Administrative Coordinator

David Vu, Data Manager

Jerry Watson, Senior Programmer

Kayleen Williams, Clinical Operations Manager

Tony Wilsdon,  Data Manager & Analyst

What we do

  • Study communications such as providing leadership for study organization, establishing a website for public and investigator interactions, developing study-wide brochures and newsletters, and planning/organizing all meetings and conference calls;
  • Operational activities including development of study protocol, strategies for recruitment and retention, data collection forms, manual(s) of operations, and quality control procedures;
  • Development of integrated data collection systems using various formats as needed including computer-assisted interviewing, scanned data forms, and web-based transmission of data from sites linked together for recruitment and tracking of participants;
  • Provision of systems for randomization and distribution of study medications for clinical trials;
  • Reports to monitor study progress and provide interim clinical results;
  • Implementation of quality control activities and standardization of procedures through centralized training, site visits, and programming/statistical techniques to maximize data accuracy;
  • Provision of statistical expertise for all design and analytic issues of studies including power estimations, interim monitoring, reporting of final results, manuscript analyses and preparation, and consultation on all statistical aspects of the study.

Contact

Email: chscc@uw.edu

Website: https://www.uwchscc.org/

About us

The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center is a non-profit, academic organization with over 20 years of experience running multi-site epidemiologic studies and clinical trials spanning multiple disciplines and employing a variety of approaches and methods. Our center prides itself on the collaborative effort of faculty, staff and students from the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Our team of programmers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and project managers provides expertise in study design, data collection and management, and statistical analysis. Our mission is to support studies that further scientific inquiry in areas that will ultimately impact public health. We also support the next generation of researchers by offering assistantships to current students and postdoctoral fellowships to recent graduates.

Leadership

Richard Kronmal, Faculty Investigator, Director, and Biotatistician

Robyn McClelland, Faculty Investigator, Associate Director, and Biostatistician

Lisa Sharamitaro, Administrator

Members

Alice Arnold, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Traci Bartz, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Biggs, Mary Lou, Research Scientist and Epidemiologist

Kristina Blank, Research Coordinator

Lyndia Brumback, Faculty Investigator and Biostatistician

Petra Buzkova,  Research Scientist and Biostatistician

Damon Lee, Senior Programmer

Stephen Daniel, Senior Programmer and Director of Research Informatics

Chris Delaney, Faculty Investigator and Epidemiologist

Zach Drager, Program Coordinator

Erika Enright, Research Coordinator

Annette Fitzpatrick, Faculty Investigator Epidemiology

Karen Hansen, Program Coordinator

Karen Hinckley Stukovsky, Research Scientist, Project Director, and Epidemiologist

Lauren Jager, Program Coordinator

Craig Johnson, Research Scientist, Project Director, and Biostatistician

Neal Jorgensen, Research Scientist

Irina Kachook, Senior Programmer and Biostatistician

Bridget Kruszka, Research Coordinator

Jonathan Margoliash, Programmer

Cynthia Marks, Administrator Grants

Mika Matsuzaki, Research Scientist and Epidemiologist

Sherry Myers, Program Coordinator

Robin Nance, Research Scientist and Biostatistician

John Pearce, Senior Programmer

Martin Schmitz, Senior Programmer

Sandi Shrager, Research Scientist and Project Director

Nirav Smith, Administrative Coordinator

David Vu, Data Manager

Jerry Watson, Senior Programmer

Kayleen Williams, Clinical Operations Manager

Tony Wilsdon,  Data Manager & Analyst

What we do

  • Study communications such as providing leadership for study organization, establishing a website for public and investigator interactions, developing study-wide brochures and newsletters, and planning/organizing all meetings and conference calls;
  • Operational activities including development of study protocol, strategies for recruitment and retention, data collection forms, manual(s) of operations, and quality control procedures;
  • Development of integrated data collection systems using various formats as needed including computer-assisted interviewing, scanned data forms, and web-based transmission of data from sites linked together for recruitment and tracking of participants;
  • Provision of systems for randomization and distribution of study medications for clinical trials;
  • Reports to monitor study progress and provide interim clinical results;
  • Implementation of quality control activities and standardization of procedures through centralized training, site visits, and programming/statistical techniques to maximize data accuracy;
  • Provision of statistical expertise for all design and analytic issues of studies including power estimations, interim monitoring, reporting of final results, manuscript analyses and preparation, and consultation on all statistical aspects of the study.