Program Co-Directors

Willard H. Dere, M.D., FACP

Email: willard.dere@hsc.utah.edu

Program Associate Directors

Julio C. Facelli, Ph.D.

Dr. Facelli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and attended the University of Buenos Aires where he got his Ph.D in physics in 1982. In 1993 he did post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona and the following year he joined the University of Utah. At the University of Utah he was the Director of the Center for High Performance Computing f... Read More

Research Interests: Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) of Pharmaceutical Drugs, Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics, Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research, Informatics of Nanoscale Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Treatment, Protein Structure Prediction in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: julio.facelli@utah.edu

Michael W. Varner, M.D.

Michael W. Varner, MD joined the Department in 1987 and currently serves as Professor and Vice-Chair for Research. He developed and directs the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Network, a consortium of over 50 research personnel who conduct and administer the many clinical trial networks - both obstetric and gynecologic - in which the Department ... Read More

Research Interests: Pregnancy, High-Risk

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Email: michael.varner@hsc.utah.edu

Michael A. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Michael Rubin graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago as part of the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, finishing both in 1997. Following this, he completed both his residency in internal medicine (in 2000) and his fellowship in infectious diseases (in 2003) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he then joined the faculty in the... Read More

Research Interests: Computer Simulation, Electronic Disease Surveillance, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Infection Control, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Clinical Decision Support, Infectious Disease Surveillance, Intervention Studies, Medical Informatics

Specialties: Epidemiology/Nosocomial Infections, Infectious Diseases

Email: michael.rubin@hsc.utah.edu

Wu Xu, Ph.D.

Email: wxu@utah.gov

Ana María López, FACP, M.D., M.P.H.

Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACPAssociate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health SciencesDirector, Cancer Health Equity, Huntsman Cancer InstituteProfessor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of MedicineAcademic Phone Number: 801-585-1930Academic Address:HSEB Suite 551526 South 2000 East Salt... Read More

Specialties: Oncology

Email: anamaria.lopez@hsc.utah.edu

Foundation Directors

Clinical Trials Support

J. Robinson Singleton, M.D.

I am a neuromuscular specialist with expertise in clinical investigation of metabolic nerve and muscle disease. My research has focused on the relationship between early hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, obesity and length dependent nerve injury. Our research group established an epidemiological link between otherwise idiopathic sensory predominant neur... Read More

Specialties: EMG, General Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases

Email: rob.singleton@hsc.utah.edu

Population Health Research

Tom H. Greene, Ph.D.

Email: tom.greene@hsc.utah.edu

Angela Presson, Ph.D., M.S.

Angela Presson is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Internal Medicine and in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care. She has a PhD from the UCLA department of statistics and a BS in biological sciences from Cornell University. Dr. Presson develops statistical models for clinical data and large-sca... Read More

Email: angela.presson@path.utah.edu

Precision Medicine

Matthew T. Rondina, M.D., M.S.

Our research program focuses on platelet and megakaryocyte functions in infectious and inflammatory disorders where thrombosis is common.  The majority of our research, physically housed within the Molecular Medicine Program in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, is NIH-funded and utilizes primary human cells and samples from patients as well a... Read More

Specialties: Thrombosis

Email: matthew.rondina@hsc.utah.edu

Workforce Development

Anthea Letsou, Ph.D.

Email: anthea.letsou@genetics.utah.edu

Julie H. Shakib, D.O., M.P.H.

Dr. Julie H. Shakib received her undergraduate education and Master of Public Health degree at the University of Utah and her medical degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Health Sciences Center. During her pediatric residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, she was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics Resident ... Read More

Research Interests: Immunization, Passive, Infant Welfare, Influenza Vaccine, Maternal and Child Health Public Health, Pertussis Vaccine

Specialties: General Pediatrics

Email: Julie.Shakib@hsc.utah.edu

Contact Us

Rebekah Hastad
Program Manager
Phone: 801-581-6736
Email: rebekah.hastad@utah.edu

Twitter: @CCTSUtah