Our Teams

Solutions Team

Andrew Martin, PhD, leads the Solutions team. The team manages Stanford REDCap platform and has extensive experience in data mangement and supporting researchers. The team members provide REDCap office hours and training and connects researchers with the appropriate solutions for data capture and management.

R&D Biomedical Informatics Team

Priyamvada Desai, MS, leads the R&D Biomedical Informatics team. Her team of data scientists are responsible for STARR data integrity, quality, standardization, and documentation. The team members provide OMOP and ATLAS office hours, slack support and data science training.

Applications Team

Susan Weber, PhD, leads the Applications team. Her team has a broad range of software engineering and application development experience. The team builds and supports enterprise applications like STRIDE and CEP. The team also builds custom engineering solutions for research programs such as HRIF, and SEAL.

Platform Team

Garrick Olson leads the Platform team. This team has extensive experience in building modern enterprise platforms (e.g., CI/CD, MLOPs) and are responsible for the infrastructure behind STARR, CHOIR learning health care, and mHealth.  

Ops Team

David Love, MS, leads the Operations team. The team supports other Research IT teams by streamlining business operations (e.g., invoicing), partner management (e.g., contracting) and offers agile program management in collaboration with PMO. His team also bridges faculty with broader TDS teams for research support.

Team Members

Alphabetical order

Álvaro Álvarez

Solutions Team

Álvaro A. Álvarez is an Application Specialist in Solutions team with extensive experience in data and database management as well as project management. His primary role as a REDCap Specialist is to support various research projects from the school of medicine. Prior to joining Stanford, he was Resource Coordinator at Genentech and Data Manager at Caucaseco Scientific Research Center in Columbia.  

Deepa Balraj, MS

Platform Team

Deepa Balraj is Software Engineer in Platfrom team. Among other things, she develops and maintains the data pipelines that build research copies of Clarity, and generates weekly updates to STARR-OMOP. She is a skilled software professional with 10+ years of experience in software development, vendor management, project management, performance engineering, and application administration. Prior to joining Stanford, she was at IBM. Her interests outside work involves classical dance and traveling. She lives in Texas.

Srinivasan Boosi

Applications Team

Srinivasan Boosi is a Software Engineer in Application team. He supports STRIDE data warehouse application and builds new Epic integrations (e.g. SEAL). Prior to joining our team, he was working with UIT/OOD developing J2EE based applications for alumni.stanford.edu site and data integration solutions for ADAPT system. He brings us the decade of experience in dealing with multiple technology platforms and solutions to the real world problems. 

Stephanie Byrne-Valderrama

Operations Team

Stephanie is from TDS PMO and is Research IT's customer liaision and project coordinator. She brings her exceptional administrative skills to streamline our customer's experience. Prior to joining our team, she was restuarant and HR manager at Limon in Walnut Creek. Prior to Limon, she was Executive Assistant and Office Manager at Steelwedge Software in Pleasanton. She is currently majoring in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

Somalee Datta, PhD

Director of Research IT 

Somalee Datta is the Director of Research IT. Somalee comes to Research IT from the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine where she pioneered technology platforms in the areas of Big Data and Genomics, including innovative cloud-based methods for genomic analysis.  Prior to that she spent a dozen years working in Bay Area focused on next generation sequencing (Thermo Fisher), and drug development (Verseon). Somalee has a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from Boston University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading.

Priyamvada (Priya) Desai, MS

R&D Biomedical Informatics Team Leader

Priya is R&D Biomedical Informatics team leader and leads the development of STARR-OMOP. Prior to this role, she was a Biomedical Scientst at Stanford Department of Genetics and Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Prior to a career in Data Science in biomedical area, she was an astrophycisist with Space Science Laboratory in UC Berkeley and Chandra Software Data Systems Group at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. She has a Masters in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Jae Lee, MBA

Solutions Team

Jae Lee is a technical manager in the Solutions team and is responsible for the client framework development platform. She worked for several years in consulting before moving to software. She has extensive application development and QA experience including both black- and white-box testing and is currently supporting the REDCap user community, offering best practices review and implementing custom feature requests. Jae is a remote employee.

Eileen Loh, MS

Applications Team

Eileen Loh is a Software Engineer in the Application team and leads software development of High Risk Infants Follow-up Quality of Care Initiative. Eileen began her software career at Sun Microsystems, optimizing performance of early versions of Java. She has over ten years of experience analyzing, optimizing and implementing application server and middleware code. Prior entering the software industry, Eileen worked as a scale-up/manufacturing engineer in the pharmaceutical industry and has a BS in Chemical Engineering.

David Love, MS

Operations Team Leader

David Love is the Strategy and Operations Lead for Research IT.  Dave comes to IRT after many years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he played a variety of lnformation Technology leadership roles. Prior to joining Stanford in 2002, he worked at several Bay Area technology startup companies.  He has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Sanjay Malunjkar

Applications Team

Sanjay Malunjkar is a technical manager in Applications team. He leads our real time alert framework, the Complex Event Processing Engine and STARR-wave, a product that links Hospital bedside monitoring data to clinical data in STARR. He is a computer scientist and software professional who had developed applications in financial services, legal, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications, marketing, and airline sectors using web services and J2EE before joining Research IT in 2006.

Andrew Martin, PhD

Solutions Team Leader

Andrew Martin is Solutions team leader and a recognized leader in the REDCap community. He has developed and managed informatics platforms for multiple biotech and drug-discovery companies, specializing in complex data mining, analysis and visualization. He received his PhD in bioorganic chemistry with Dr. Peter Schultz at UC-Berkeley studying protein dynamics and in vivo unnatural amino acid incorporation.

Glenna Mayo

Applications Team

Glenna is a software engineer in the Application team. She brings experience in both software development and healthcare data processing from Bay Area firms ranging from stalwarts HP & Yahoo, to startups, to a proof of concept government grant for the Veterans Administration converting old data to JSON-LD FHIR. Glenna has a lifelong interest in clean design/well-tested software architecture and beautiful user interface that helps improve quality of life for people. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, gardening, photography, and culinary experiments.

Joe Mesterhazy

Platform Team

Joe Mesterhazy is a technical manager in the Platform team. He has lead development our radiology de-identification pipelines and is currently leading our STARR automation efforts. He has over 15 years of experience in higher education IT, and over 10 years of experience as a clinical and research software developer specializing in medical imaging. He joins us from the UCSF Department of Radiology at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Garrick Olson

Platform Team Leader

Garrick is our Infrastucture and Architecture Lead and is our Platform Team Leader. After studying mathematics and computer science, he built software for banking and corporate finance before joining us in 2007. His research interests include application security, performance, and data visualization.

Teresa Pacht

Platform Team

Teresa Pacht is a Software Developer on the Platfom team and is lead developer of the CHOIR platform. Prior to joining Research IT she was with Stanford University Libraries for 9 years as a Systems Developer for their "Bench>Press" product, a web-based manuscript tracking and management services application. Teresa is a computer scientist and software professional with extensive system design and development experience across a wide range of applications including publishing, manufacturing, finance and supply chain management. She lives and works remotely from Oregon.

Joe Pallas, PhD

Applications Team

Joe Pallas is a Software Developer in Applications team. He has a PhD from Stanford’s Computer Science department, and has returned to Stanford after working for a number of Silicon Valley companies large and small.  His software interests include distributed systems, tools for data manipulation and analysis, and strategies for software quality and maintainability. Outside of work Joe practices the equestrian sport of dressage.

Jordan Schultz

Solutions Team

Jordan Schultz is a Software Developer in Solutions team currently working on implementing web applications. He is a recent graduate from UC-Davis where he studied computer science while playing on the volleyball team. Aside from interests in fitness, music, and technology, he is an avid foodie and is also aspiring to pursue graduate school in the future.

Tina Seto, MS

Applications Team

Tina Seto is a Data Engineer in the Applications team with a deep domain knowledge. She has a MS in Computer Science from Stanford and previously worked at Oracle and a startup before joining Research IT in 2009.

Nivedita Shenoy, MBA

Operations Team

Nivi is an experienced IT business analyst from TDS PMO and integral part of our operations. She is driving adoption of Agile within Research IT and is scrummaster of our sprint teams. She has a Bachelors in Commerce, from Delhi University, India and MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India.

Irvin Szeto

Solutions Team

Irvin Szeto is a Software Developer in Solutions team. He has worked within the Internet industry in the Valley for over 12 years. His interests besides crafting elegant and invisible UX/UI for his users include data mining and visualizations as pertains to his work and areas outside of work such as sports and finance.

Ryan Valentine

Solutions Team

Ryan Valentine is an Application Specialist in the Solutions team. His goal is to assist School of Medicine research teams with the management of their research projects. He studied Economics at Miami University.

Lei Wang, MS

Platform Team

Lei is a Software Developer with our Platform team. Prior to TDS, Lei was at LPCH, where she led an effort to design and implement a patient-facing public portal and web applications used by doctors for patient care. Prior to LPCH, she worked at a variety of bay area companies, including Intel and HP. Lei has a Master's in Computer Science. She lives here in Palo Alto, where she is active volunteering for school and community projects. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and eating pie.

Susan C. Weber, PhD

Applications Team Leader

Susan C. Weber, PhD, is the Engineering Director, and the Applications Team Leader. Susan has led multiple technological innovations and solutions at SoM and is the lead author of several peer reviewed publications including STRIDE and Real-time Complex Event Stream Processing System. She has a PhD in Computer Science and 20 years' experience as a professional software developer. She has been with the team since 2003.

Lee Ann Yasukawa, MS

Solutions Team

Lee Ann Yasukawa, MS, is an Application Developer with Solutions team. Lee Ann was originally a control systems engineer at SLAC, then spent several years as both a server side engineer and an application developer on the Coghead platform.

Ihab Zeedia, MS

Solutions Team

Ihab Zeedia, MS, is a Software Developer in the Solutions Team. He has a master’s degree in information systems management with a decade of professional experience in development from manufacturing, e-commerce and social media companies. His interests are in data mining, Business Intelligence and learning new technologies.