Study Staff

Lida Faroqi, DPM, Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Faroqi has conducted Research at Stanford in the department of Oncology, Endocrinology and Rare diseases. She completed the Wound Care Fellowship at Wyckoff Height Medical Center in New York with Cornell University. She completed her Podiatric Surgical Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Faroqi conducted Investigational Research and has Publications with emphasis on Diabetic Limb Salvage.

Phone: 650.497.9719

Myo Wong, BA, Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Myo Wong graduated from UC Berkeley with honors in Molecular and Cell Biology. He loves working with patients and was the clinical coordinator of the Hep B Project serving underprivileged populations in the East Bay Area. He has also done outcome based research at the VA hospital investigating prognostic markers for patients with chronic heart failure. He is excited to be working at the DISCOVeR Lab to help conduct clinical research and combat another chronic disease, diabetes.

Phone: 650.725.1427

Sayed Azamey, Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Sayed Azamey has extensive experience in Exercise and Sports Medicine.  He is in the process of completing his Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from California State East Bay.  He works with cardiologists/trained qualified staff to perform resting EKG on patients and conduct cardiovascular fitness testing (i.e. stress testing).  He also conducts 1:1 sessions for diabetes management with patients as a diabetic paraprofessional.

Phone: 650.496.2590

Gabriella Sabatini Schreiner, BS, Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Gabriella received her B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering and minored in Modern Languages at Stanford. She became involved in research in high school and has been involved in various studies since. Gabriella is passionate about furthering technology in medicine and hopes to continue her training in medical school after her fellowship for the Stanford Clinical Anatomy Scholars program.


Kate Coursey, BA, Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Kate received her Bachelor's degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College. After graduating, she worked on a research project at the National Cancer Institute and enrolled patients in Emergency Medicine clinical studies at Primary Children's Hospital. Living in India for a year on a Fulbright grant inspired Kate's interest in global health, and she hopes to further her understanding of research and patient care by attending medical school. Kate is excited to be working on clinical studies that encourage patients with diabetes to incorporate exercise into their daily lives.


Katherine Vera, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Katherine recently graduated from Stanford University with her Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. She has been working with the DISCOVeR clinical research team for the past two years helping with the IMPACT and STRONG-D Studies. Katherine is interested in medicine and patient-centered care, and really appreciates the opportunity to work with and learn from patients on a regular basis. As a Diabetes Paraprofessional, she is passionate about helping diabetics better manage their blood glucose levels and have a healthier lifestyle.