Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

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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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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Nagendra Gudipati

Clinical Research Coordinator


Nagendra recently joined the adjudication team and is excited to be involved in REPRIEVE. At the DCC, Nagendra is responsible for collecting and transferring completed documents from clinical research sites to the Events Oversight Committee (TIMI).
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