HPI Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

FacultyFellows
Alison Galbraith- Associate Professor
Laura Faden Garabedian- Assistant Professor
Christine Lu- Associate Professor 
Mei-Sing Ong- Assistant Professor 
Dennis Ross-Degnan- Associate Professor 
Stephen Soumerai- Professor
Natasha Stout- Associate Professor
Anita Wagner- Associate Professor
Hefei Wen- Institute Faculty
James Frank Wharam- Associate Professor, Division Director
Hao Yu- Associate Professor
Fang Zhang- Assistant Professor
Saumya Chatrath
Alessandra Ferrario
Cathy (Mengyuan) Fu
JinSong Geng
Xiaoyan Nie
Mahnum Shahzad
Jiebing Wen

Staff

Stephanie Argetsinger, MS, MPH Senior Project Coordinator

Stephanie Argetsinger is a Senior Project Coordinator in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Stephanie also graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Law.

617-867-4938, stephanie_argetsinger@harvardpilgrim.org

Jenna Clemenzi, MPP Research Assistant

Jenna Clemenzi is a Research Assistant in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Simmons University with a concentration in Public Policy. Jenna recently graduated from Simmons University with a Master of Public Policy.

jenna_clemenzi@harvardpilgrim.org

Samantha Fournier, BA Senior Administrative Specialist

Samantha is a Senior Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research and provides faculty support to Dr. Anita Wagner and Dr. Laura Garabedian. She is the administrator for the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Health Policy and Insurance Research, as well as the coordinator for the Health Policy and Insurance Research Seminar series. Samantha completed her Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College in Business Management. Prior to her joining HPI in 2018 she was a Senior Project Manager in research for Partners Health Care. 

617-867-4881, samantha_fournier@harvardpilgrim.org

Ronald Kamusiime, MS SAS Programmer/Analyst

Ronald Kamusiime recently graduated from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as a Statistical Intern. Ronald will be helping with several of HPI’s studies, including one focused on Bariatric Surgery. 

ronald_kamusiime@harvardpilgrim.org

Matthew Lakoma, MPH SAS Programmer/Analyst

Matthew Lakoma is a SAS Programmer and Analyst in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He provides assistance on numerous diabetes and breast cancer projects. He also contributes analytic programming support for both high deductible health plan enrollment and preventive drug list analyses. Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also graduated from Boston University with a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

617-867-4319, matthew_lakoma@harvardpilgrim.org

Robert LeCates, MA Research Associate

Robert LeCates is a Research Associate in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine, at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.  He has worked in the department for over 20 years, providing administrative and research support to faculty members of the Drug Policy Research Group until 2011.  Since then, he has worked as a programmer/analyst, working on state, national, and international projects, using a variety of data sources, including survey data for international projects, and claims data from Medicaid and Medicare dual enrollees, and regional and nationwide health insurers.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Houston, and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Houston.

617-867-4943, robert_lecates@harvardpilgrim.org

Caitlin Lupton, MSc Senior Administrative Specialist

Caitlin Lupton is a Senior Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Insurance Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Caitlin provides administrative/research support for Associate Professor Christine Lu, Professor Stephen Soumerai, new faculty member Hao Yu, and Associate Professor and division director, James Frank Wharam. Caitlin graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Anthropology. She also has a Master of Science from the University of Kent in Conservation and Rural Development and a Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate from Harvard Extension School.

617-867-4877, caitlin_lupton@harvardpilgrim.org

Rachelle Rubin, BS Administrative Specialist 

Rachelle Rubin is an Administrative Specialist in the Division of Health Insurance Policy and Insurance Research at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She provides administrative support for Dr. Mei-Sing Ong, Dr. Dennis Ross-Degnan, Dr, Natasha Stout, Dr. Fang Zhang, and new to HPI, Dr. Hefei Wen. Rachelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Science and a minor in Public Health from the University of Delaware. Rachelle is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health from Boston University. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, she worked in early childhood education.

617-867-4932, rachelle_rubin@harvardpilgrim.org

Meg Scholl, BA Program Manager

Meg Scholl is the Program Manager for the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research in the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Ms. Scholl received a BA in Health Care Administration and Communication Studies from Stonehill College in 2011. She works closely with Division Director Dr. Frank Wharam and coordinates the administrative operations of the group. Ms. Scholl manages the HPI staff and oversees the division’s financial functioning and post-award grant portfolio.

617-867-4499, meg_scholl@harvardpilgrim.org

Sarah Stein, PhD Research Programmer

Sarah Stein is a Research Programmer in both the CHeRP and HPI divisions. Sarah holds a PhD from Stanford in Organization Behavior and is skilled in C++, R, Python natural language processing, data manipulation, and visualization. Sarah splits her time working on decision modeling projects of newborn genomic screening (PreEMPT) with Dr. Ann Wu and of breast cancer projects with Dr. Natasha Stout.

617-867-4525, sarah_stein@harvardpilgrim.org

Ann Thomas, PhD, SM SAS Programmer

Ann Thomas is a SAS Programmer in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Ann has an MS in Biostatistics from Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining the department, Ann worked as a Data Manager and Statistician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

ann_thomas@harvardpilgrim.org

Brittany Zanengo, BS Project Coordinator

Brittany Zanengo is a Project Coordinator in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She manages pre-award grant processes and IRB compliance for the division of Health Policy and Insurance Research. Brittany graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining the Department of Population Medicine, she worked as a lab manager at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

617-867-4519, brittany_zanengo@harvardpilgrim.org