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Meet The Team

Committee Chair - West Coast

Kendrick Davis, PhD

Kendrick Davis is the Vice Chair of Research, in the department of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at UC Riverside School of Medicine (SOM). Over the past ten years Dr. Davis has led evaluation and assessment efforts across UME while developing knowledge and skills in research training and professional development for researchers in healthcare fields. For 6 years Dr. Davis led a multi-million-dollar HRSA research training grant and served as the PI/PD and program evaluator. Dr. Davis is presently a double PI on an NIH U54 research center grant in partnership with the City of Hope.

Most of Dr. Davis’ research involves the use of quantitative analyses. He has both taught advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students, and biostatistics to medical students and residents. He also utilizes advanced statistics in his research. Dr. Davis’ research interests often center around program evaluation, and instrument validation. He also conducts research on the efficacy of curriculum, all within the context of medical education and residency.

Dr. Davis co-founded and leads the Psychiatry and Neuroscience department’s Quality Improvement / Geospatial Information Systems research training program for residents. He presently does the bulk of his research on the use of emoji in measuring health, and the development and deployment of a patent pending emoji-based measurement system. Dr. Davis founded and leads the Emoji Psychometrics Labs (EPL), and co-founded and co-leads the EPL International with Dr. Pei-fang Wu of National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan.

Committee Chair - East Coast

Shuhan He, MD

Shuhan He, MD is a dual faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Program Director for the MGHIHP’s HealthCare Data Analytics program as well as research staff Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Surgical Critical Care at MGH. He was named one of Emergency Medicine's 25 under 45, Modern HealthCare Top 25 Emerging Leaders.
Associate Operational Chair

Angela Reyes

Associate Operational Chair

Margarita Monge

Ms. Monge is the co-founder of the QI/GIS research training program and responsible for the infrastructure development within the department. Ms. Monge is also the co-author of the QI/GIS curriculum. Ms. Monge‘s leadership has brought together a panel of 6 NIH institutes along with a dedicated workshop on grant writing hosted by NIMH. Her background and professional trajectory is rooted in working alongside underrepresented communities.
Academic Program Manager, ConductScience

Vanja Antonijević

The Speakers

Kendrick Davis, PhD

Kendrick Davis is the Vice Chair of Research, in the department of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at UC Riverside School of Medicine (SOM). Over the past ten years Dr. Davis has led evaluation and assessment efforts across UME while developing knowledge and skills in research training and professional development for researchers in healthcare fields. For 6 years Dr. Davis led a multi-million-dollar HRSA research training grant and served as the PI/PD and program evaluator. Dr. Davis is presently a double PI on an NIH U54 research center grant in partnership with the City of Hope.

Most of Dr. Davis’ research involves the use of quantitative analyses. He has both taught advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students, and biostatistics to medical students and residents. He also utilizes advanced statistics in his research. Dr. Davis’ research interests often center around program evaluation, and instrument validation. He also conducts research on the efficacy of curriculum, all within the context of medical education and residency.

Dr. Davis co-founded and leads the Psychiatry and Neuroscience department’s Quality Improvement / Geospatial Information Systems research training program for residents. He presently does the bulk of his research on the use of emoji in measuring health, and the development and deployment of a patent pending emoji-based measurement system. Dr. Davis founded and leads the Emoji Psychometrics Labs (EPL), and co-founded and co-leads the EPL International with Dr. Pei-fang Wu of National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan.

Jarone Lee, MD, MPH

Dr. Jarone Lee, MD, MPH is a dual-trained, practicing emergency medicine and critical care physician, and is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee is the Vice Chief of Critical Care for the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee co-founded Health Tech Without Borders, Inc. (HTWB), a global non-profit organization that aims to mitigate humanitarian disasters by leveraging digital tools and technology to provide immediate access to health resources. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer to the Massachussetts-1, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), a federal team that deploys to support disaster relief. He is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally.

Previous speaking engagements included the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, South by Southwest, a keynote presentation at the All Levels Trauma Care conference in Saudi Arabia, and a White House round table on equity and civic health. He has been quoted on CNN, NBC, US News and World Report, AP News, Bloomberg News, CommonWealth Magazine and many other news networks. Dr. Lee was named one of Boston's most influential AAPI leaders in 2023 by Get Konnected and the Boston Foundation.

Alister Francois Martin, MD, MPP

Alister Martin is a practicing ER physician and former Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is dually appointed as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and as Research Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He leverages his background in politics, healthcare policy, and the field of behavioral economics to use the ER as a place to build programs that serve the needs of vulnerable patients that frequent it. He is the founder of Get Waivered, a program that is converting our nation’s ERs into the front door for opioid addiction treatment. He also co-founded GOTVax, an initiative aimed at leveraging a get out the vote framework to deliver vaccines to vulnerable communities via hyper-targeted vaccine clinics. In 2019, he founded Vot-ER, with a team of healthcare providers and behavioral science experts to help patients vote like their health depends on it.

Andrew Marshall, MD, MBI

The Judges

Jeff Hersh, MD, PhD

Jeff Hersh is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of CARTx, a cutting edge biotechnology company using AAV/CRISPR to develop allogenic CAR-T as an off-the-shelf treatment for many different kinds cancer, as well as other diseases including certain autoimmune diseases.. He recently retired as Global CMO of GE Healthcare after being with them over 12 years, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Jeff has extensive clinical experience, with a history of more than 30 years as a practicing physician. He has been board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine and disaster medicine.

Jeff has extensive clinical trial experience, including being the PI of dozens of studies, has been awarded an NIH grant, and has published well over 100 articles, written several book chapters and delivered 100’s of invited lectures. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Medicine, and has served as a reviewer for several other journals. He has also served as a member of the U. Mass. IRB for several years. In addition to his role at GE Healthcare, Jeff’s expertise extends as: Chief Medical Officer, Massachuesstes-1 Disaster Medical Assist Team under the National Disaster Medical System of HHS; a Nationally Syndicated Columnist; and an attending emergency room physician for 20+ years.

He also served on the Boards of Directors of the American Diabetes Association in NYC; Operation DragonFire for the CDC, the Emergency Preparedness Institute, and on the Board of Trustees for the LXA Scholarship Foundation. He was appointed to and served on the Advisory Committee for the U.S.’s
Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute for a full three year term from 2016-2019. Jeff previously held global medical and safety roles for a large medical device company, and has held faculty appointments at Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Tufts, U Mass, and Harvard. Jeff holds a medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and has numerous other degrees including a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yale University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. Jeff enjoys paragliding, running, swimming, and theoretical analysis of the fundamentals of time.

Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, MMSc

Haipeng (Mark) Zhang DO, MMSc, FAMIA, is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer of Digital Innovation and the Medical Director of the Digital Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Program Director of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship at Mass General Brigham, Palliative Care consultant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency and chief year at Allegheny General Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship, the first graduate of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation fellowship at Mass General Brigham, and completed a Masters of Medical Science in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

Throughout his career, Mark has held an interest in leveraging technology to improve clinical medicine. He is the founder and co-creator of Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android mobile applications. This application is one of the most widely used clinical reference applications in palliative care in the world. He is the co-founder of Cake, a venture backed company focused on advance care planning. He also founded and was the first president of American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), the national organization for clinical informatics fellows.

In his current role as a leader in digital health implementation and digital innovation at Mass General Brigham, Dr. Zhang leads the digital innovation team at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has created award-winning applications including COVID Pass and Mass General Brigham Prescreen

Bob Arnot, MD

Dr. Bob Arnot is an Emmy-award broadcast journalist and author with over 44 years of experience in medicine. He has run an emergency medicine service of nearly 100 hospitals, served as chief medical correspondent for NBC’s Dateline, Today, and Nightly News shows, medical correspondent at CBS News, and continues today to cover the pandemic for a variety of national and international broadcasting platforms from Larry King and Fox to PBS and Al Jazeera. Dr. Arnot has also worked in many disease outbreaks as a medical doctor and a humanitarian board member for Save the Children and the UN High Commission for refugees including cholera during the Rwandan Genocide, Ebola in Uganda, Sleeping Sickness in South Sudan, malaria during the Mozambique foods, HIV/AIDS in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Haiti, and Dengue in Nicaragua. During COVID, he has been collaborating with one of the country’s leading medical centers to bring the latest advances to the medical community and general public.

Scientific Committee

Nicole Danaher-Garcia, PhD


Pedram Safari, PhD

Louise Corscadden, PhD

Abdul Badih El Ariss, PhD