SCH Research Champions

The CRSO team works with incredible staff and research professionals at Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) to streamline clinical-operational resources and to enhance infrastructure support for clinical research. CRSO recognizes these individuals (and more coming!) as “Research Champions” for their support and contribution.  


Shabnam Gaskari

Director of Pharmacy- Clinical Services and Specialty Pharmacy

Shabnam Gaskari directs the Clinical Services and Specialty Pharmacy at SCH and is leading investigational pharmacy improvement work. She is a thoughtful and collaborative partner and passionate about clinical research.

Eilish Byrne

Supervisor, Rehabilitation Services

Eilish Byrne is the supervisor for the Rehabilitation Services and is helping to lead the development of a Rehabilitation Services Research Intake. She is a collaborative problem-solver, committed to supporting research and innovation at SCH.


Jingting Lu

Analyst, Analytics Team

Jingting Lu provides assistance with development of complex research cost reports and research billing pending review reports. She coordinates multiple teams to develop new reports for key stakeholders at SCH. Jingting is patient, persistent, and results-oriented.

Donald Leon

Epic Hospital Billing Systems Analyst, HB/PB Team

Donald Leon provides assistance with development of multiple novel complex reports. He supports the research cost workgroup with data extraction and analysis. Donald has a positive attitude and excellent communication.


John Yu

Identity & Access Management Analyst, IS Security

John has been an outstanding partner to MCHRI for many years. He has helped develop and maintain process for Epic access for research. John is proactive, responsive, and solution-oriented.

Ilir Kullolli

Director, Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering (CTBE)

Ilir led the development of the CTBE’s section of the SCH Research Intake Portal. He involved CRSO in all new research requests at SCH. Ilir is responsive and a thoughtful partner committed to customer service and research.