Michael T. Lu, MD, MPH

Co-Principal Investigator of the Data and Statistical Coordinating Center for REPRIEVE, Co-Chair of the REPRIEVE Mechanistic Substudy

Michael T. Lu, MD, MPH, is Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC), Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Lu's research focus is on using cardiac CT to improve cardiovascular health and to understand the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease in people living with HIV. Dr Lu has co-chaired the REPRIEVE Mechanistic Substudy (A5333s) since 2014. In 2021, Dr. Lu assumed the REPRIEVE Data and Statistical Coordinating Center (DCC) Co-Principal Investigator role. Read more
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Heather Ribaudo, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator of the Data and Statistical Coordinating Center for the REPRIEVE trial and Co-Chair of the Data Management Committee

Heather Ribaudo, PhD is a Principal Research Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health where she is the Director of Biostatistics and Programming for the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research. Dr. Ribaudo received her Ph.D. from the Medical Statistics department of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Read more
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Kenneth Williams, Ph.D.

Oversight of laboratory assessments of immune activation

Kenneth Williams, Ph.D. is Professor of Biology at Boston College. His research focuses on chronic immune activation of monocyte/macrophages among humans with HIV and animals with SIV. Read more

Tricia Burdo, Ph.D

Oversight of laboratory assessment of immune activation markers in plasma of REPRIEVE participants

Tricia Burdo, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Temple University College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of ongoing chronic immune activation and the role of monocyte/macrophages in HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (HIV-PN), HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read more
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Triin Umbleja, MSc

Trial Statistician

Triin is a biostatistician at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research. She works with other biostatisticians on the team, supports day-to-day activities, prepares DSMB reports, and - Triin’s favorite – works on REPRIEVE’s many exciting analyses. She is also the protocol statistician on the physical function substudy PREPARE, and has worked on various other ACTG studies in coinfections and comorbidities of HIV over the past 17 years. Outside of work, Triin enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, and dancing. Read more
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Kayla Paradis

Project Manager of the DCC

Kayla is the Project Manager of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). She manages and oversees trial operations, imaging, and non-imaging data management, QA/QC, clinical trials documentation, as well as clinical trial regulatory components. Kayla assists in managing all aspects of the REPRIEVE DCC and serves as primary liaison for the principal investigators, biostatisticians, clinical research sites, and Clinical Events Committee (CEC).
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Radhika (Ria) Barve

Clinical Research Coordinator

Radhika (Ria) joined the DCC in June 2021 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is responsible for collecting, completing, and transferring source documentation from Clinical Research Sites to the Events Oversight Committee for adjudication. She also works on adjudication reconciliation between the DCC, FSTRF, and TIMI.
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