Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC)

Steven K. Grinspoon, MD

Co-Principal Investigator of the Clinical Coordinating Center for REPRIEVE


Steven K. Grinspoon, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, and Co-Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard. Dr. Grinspoon earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Resident year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University and his Endocrinology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I try and go for a run every day!

Pamela S Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE, FAHA

Co-Principal Investigator of the Clinical Coordinating Center for REPRIEVE


Pamela S Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE, FAHA is the Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Duke University and Director of the Multimodality Imaging Program at the DCRI. Dr. Douglas earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, medical degree from Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I enjoy a heart healthy diet (including red wine!) and working in my garden.

Turner Overton, M.D.

Co-Chair of the REPRIEVE protocol


Turner Overton, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and Medical Director of the University of Alabama 1917 HIV Clinic. Dr. Overton earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Alabama Hospitals and his Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I try to get 7 hours of sleep per night and have at least one good laugh per day (more, if possible).

Carl Fitchtenbaum, M.D.

Vice-Chair of the REPRIEVE protocol and Chair of the Site Selection Committee


Carl Fitchtenbaum, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Chairman at the Department of Medicine for Translational Research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Fichtenbaum’s research has focused on the clinical investigation of HIV infection; mainly, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease in persons with HIV infection. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I coach soccer and sing my heart out (figuratively, of course)!

Judith A. Aberg, MD

Vice-Chair of the REPRIEVE protocol


Judith A. Aberg, MD, is George Baehr Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and also serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinical and Translational Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Aberg earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Resident year at the Cleveland Clinic and her Infectious Disease Fellowship at Washington University. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I walk to and from work every day (weather permitting!).

Markella V. Zanni, MD

Vice-Chair of the REPRIEVE protocol and Chair of the Communications Committee


Markella V. Zanni, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zanni earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Resident year at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and her Endocrinology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: Coach local youth sports teams!

Kathleen V. Fitch, MSN, FNP

Project Manager for the REPRIEVE Clinical Coordinating Center


Kathleen V. Fitch, MSN, FNP, is a Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner in the Massachusetts General Hospital Program in Nutritional Metabolism. Katie has organized, directed and completed several NIH R01-funded clinical research studies focusing on the assessment and treatment of metabolic complications in HIV. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I ride my bike to and from work every day – even in the snow!

Laura E. Moran, MPH

Project Manager for the REPRIEVE Clinical Coordinating Center


Laura Moran has over 18 years of experience in clinical research. She was trained in biology, epidemiology, and biostatistics at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I dance and practice yoga!

Emma Kileel, MPH

Study Coordinator for the REPRIEVE Clinical Coordinating Center


Emma Kileel, MPH is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Massachusetts General Hospital Program in Nutritional Metabolism. Emma’s area of interest and research is the global pattern of infectious diseases with a goal of developing effective prevention methods. Read more
What I do to stay heart healthy: I incorporate "Meatless Mondays" into my diet!