Faculty, Staff, & Students

Jason Cory Brunson

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Jason Cory Brunson

Research Assistant Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-5902

Luis L Fonseca

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Luis L Fonseca

Scientist

Phone:

(352) 273-7903

Adam C Knapp

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Adam C Knapp

Research Scientist

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Anna Konstorum

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Anna Konstorum

Courtesy Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Reinhard Laubenbacher

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Reinhard Laubenbacher

Director

Phone:

(352) 294-2350

Helen Moore

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Helen Moore

ASO PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-9552

Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro

RES AST PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Bruce Shapiro

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Bruce Shapiro

RES AST PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Luis A Sordo Vieira

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Luis A Sordo Vieira

Research Assistant Professor

Phone:

(352) 273-8737

Melody A Walker

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Melody A Walker

POSTDOC ASO

Phone:

(352) 273-8718

Daniel A Cruz

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Daniel A Cruz

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Karen Schlauch

Department:

MD-PULMONARY SYSTEMS MEDICINE

Karen Schlauch

CO RES PROF

Phone:

(352) 273-8738

Graduate Students

Yara N Skaf

Department:

MD-PULMONARY MEDICINE

Yara N Skaf

MD/PhD Student

Phone:

(352) 273-8700

Students

Isabella Delbakhsh

10th grade at Lake Highland Preparatory 

Project: Shear stress effects on the endothelium

Mentors: Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro and Melody Walker

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Sharanya Chatterjee

10th grade at Freedom High School

Project: Effects of hypoxia on the endothelium

Mentors: Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro and Melody Walker

2

Adi Cohen

My name is Adi Cohen and I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida with a major in Biology and minors in Disabilities in Society and Health Disparities in Society. I currently work with Dr. Brunson on a systematic review analyzing previous medical literature to determine how patient similarity–based individualized modeling is conducted using retrospective data. I plan to attend medical school in Fall 2022 to further my passion for medicine and healthcare.

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Sofia John

My name is Sofia John and I am a third-year Statistics major and Women’s Studies minor at UF. I have been working on a project to create an agent-based model of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis with Dr. Sordo Vieira and Dr. Wheeler. It is our hope with this model to be able to better understand the mechanisms which induce fibrosis in the lungs. My interest in computational modeling began in high school after I participated in an internship with the Integrated Mathematical Oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center. There I worked on differential equations to model dormancy in multiple myeloma with Dr. Miller and Dr. Basanta. Outside of research, I volunteer in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU and the Pediatric ICU at Shands Children’s Hospital through a student organization called Dream Team and I also work with the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center as a helpline volunteer.

3

Xinyi Zhang

My name is Xinyi Zhang and I am a third-year Statistics and Mathematics major and Computer Science minor at UF. I am working with Dr. Brunson on a project that compares conventional statistical learning models with individualized cohort models on clinical diagnosis. I plan to attend graduate school in biostatistics or data science, and I wish to work with healthcare data science in the future.

Xinyi Zhang