Our Team

Meet the people behind the Research Informatics Center at Stanford.


Daniel Rubin
Director of the Research Informatics Center

Daniel Rubin, MD, MS is Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics), of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research), and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology and of Computer Science at Stanford University

Balasubramanian Narasimhan
Director of the Data Coordinating Center

Naras studied mathematics at Loyola College in Madras and applied mathematics at P.S.G. College of Technology in Coimbatore. He obtained his doctorate in Statistics from Florida State University, where he was advised by George Marsaglia. He taught at the University of Minnesota, Morris and Penn State University, Erie before moving to Stanford, where he holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science. His research areas include computational statistics and biostatistics, clinical trial design and inference and statistical software.

Research Informatics Consultants

Yelena Veytsman
Informatics Consultation Service Manager

Yelena Nazarenko is manager of the RIC's Consultation Service group providing technical expertise and concierge-style service to researchers seeking assistance with informatics. She combines 20 years of software development experience with a passion for biomedical data and the advancement of medical research. Her research interests include bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and biomedicine.

Eileen Kiamanesh
Research Data Analyst

Eileen began work as a research data analyst with the Stanford Cancer Institute and joined the RIC in May 2018. She has an MS from San Jose State University, a BS in Mathematics and Economics from University of Utah, and years of database and application work in industry. She has developed and integrated applications to establish efficient data flow for clinical trials and research programs. Eileen looks to build on her knowledge of Epic, OnCore, STARR and other Stanford research applications.

Mina Satoyoshi
Research Data Analyst

Mina joined the RIC as a Research Data Analyst in October 2018. She holds an MS in Engineering Economic Systems-Operations Research and a BA in Economics (Econometrics), both from Stanford University. She previously worked in the IT industry modeling hardware forecasts for operations. Mina works closely with the Oncoshare Project and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery on various research projects.

Archana Bhat
Research Data Analyst

Archana joined the RIC as a Research Data Analyst in April 2018. She holds an MS in Computer Software Engineering from International Technology University. Archana works closely with the Department of Ophthalmology to oversee Stanford's contribution to the American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS Registry.

DCC Team

Solomon Henry
Data Integration Architect

Solomon joined Stanford University School of Medicine as a Systems Software Developer in March 2002. Since then, he has been involved in developing various research databases including the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB), the Curation Application for Disease Database (CADD), the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) database, the Lymphoma Program Project (LPP) database, and the Reynolds cardiovascular database.

Solomon received an MS in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. Prior to joining Stanford University, Solomon worked as a senior software engineer at TIBCO and Tata Unisys Technology.

Douglas Wood
Senior Software Developer

Douglas has been a team member of the Data Coordinating Center in the School of Medicine since 2005 and the Research Informatics Center since 2017. He has developed several clinical data-focused web applications including the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB), the Curation Application for Disease Database (CADD), the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) database, and the Lymphoma Program Project (LPP) database. He specializes in translating clinical research requirements to and from databases.

Prior to Stanford, he was a Software Developer for Sun Microsystems Professional Services, Chemdex/SpecialtyMD, and Axys Pharmaceuticals/Sequana Therapeutics. He holds an MS from UC San Diego's Department of Bioengineering in the area of Osteoblast Adhesion to Biomaterials and a BS from San Jose State University's Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

Yulin Chien
Senior Software Developer

Yulin has been a software developer in the Data Coordinating Center in the School of Medicine since 2016 and the Research Informatics Center since 2017. She obtained an MS in Multimedia Computing from San Jose State University and studied user interface graphic design as an undergraduate in Columbus, Ohio. Her expertise is in graphical user interfaces and web front-end application development, which she has applied in the development of the Curation Application for Disease Database (CADD).

Prior to joining Stanford, Yulin worked as a senior software developer at Monster Worldwide, Inc and as a lead software developer at eBay, where she developed many key features and established new web domains using prominent web development technologies. She is happy to leverage her expertise in open source development and contribute to the success of research projects in the School of Medicine.


Sabrina Davies
Administrative Coordinator

Sabrina joined the Stanford community in 2015 as an Administrative Associate in the Department of Medicine's Division of Oncology. In May 2018, she began work as the RIC's Administrative Coordinator. Sabrina currently oversees the RIC's administrative and financial operations. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sabrina holds a BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.