Team

This software has been developed by the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University.

Project Lead

Gari. D. Clifford
Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University
Associate Prof. of Biomedical Informatics & Biomedical Engineering
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
Adjunct Faculty, Morehouse School of Medicine
Distinguished Guest Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Deputy Editor, Physiological Measurement, Institute of Physics and Engineering

Project Team

Nita Deshpande

Nita Deshpande

Senior Systems Software Engineer

Nita Deshpande has been working as a Senior Systems Software Engineer for the CTSA Informatics team since October 2017. In the CTSA, she is involved in the I2B2, ACT/SHRINE and All Of Us projects. Her responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and enhance the ETL process that loads Emory Health Records into the I2B2 database
  • Interface with Emory All Of Us participant recruitment team and the University of Florida Data Center to curate and transmit participant data in OMOP format
  • Facilitate the collaborations with the clinical research groups and enable data access
  • Map CTSA informatics team efforts and ensure conformance to grant aims and goals
Nityananda Reddy Chappidi

Nityananda Reddy Chappidi

Systems Software Engineer

Nityananda Reddy chappidi is working as Systems Software Engineer for the CTSA Informatics team since January 2018. In CTSA, he is involved in I2B2, ACT/SHRINE and All Of Us projects. His responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and update the I2B2, SHRINE sites
  • Interface with Emory All Of Us participant recruitment team and the University of Florida Data Center to curate and transmit participant data in OMOP format
  • Developing the micro services for the I2B2 integration
Venkatesh Javvaji

Venkatesh Javvaji

Systems Software Engineer

Venkatesh Javvaji is currently working as a Systems Software Engineer for the CTSA Informatics team since March 2019. He is currently involved in I2B2 and Eureka! Clinical project of CTSA. His responsibilities include:

  • Develop new features and maitain Eureka! Clinical services
  • Develop Microservices for Eureka! Clinical to provide access to clinical data for clinical and translational research
  • Maintain the Eureka! Clinical website and reactor the UI
  • Research on future upgrades to ensure the continuous support for CTSA project  with updated tools and technology
Dileep Gunda

Dileep Gunda

Systems Software Engineer

Dileep Gunda has been working as Systems Software Engineer for the CTSA informatics team since Feb 2018. He has divided the monolithic Eureka project into microservices. He is currently worling on implementing authorization across all the microservices. His responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of the protempa services and eureka services
  • Implementation of new methods across the project
  • Developing new functional modules and enhancing the existing implementations
Alex Edwards

Alex Edwards

Clinical Informatics Analyst

Alex Edwards holds an MSPH degree in  public health informatics from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. His role in team is to provide informatics support for CTSA research products. His responsibilities include:

  • He is a researcher facing member of the group that is the liaison between CTSA investigators and informatics resources
  • Maintains business rules for the conversion of data and oversee the implementation and maintain standardized ontologies 
  • He is a data steward for the Clinical Data Warehouse and provide data for the team or investigate data issues
  • As the IRB coordinator for the team he leads the efforts within the CTSA for multi-center informatics and data collaboration
Miao Ai

Miao Ai

Systems Software Engineer

Miao has been working as a Systems Software Engineer for CTSA Informatics team since November 2015. In CTSA, she is involved in re-designing and developing of Eureka! Clinical user management, and phenotype projects, as well as refactoring UI using angularJS framework. Her responsibilities include:

  • Implement the new features and maintain Eureka! Clinical project
  • Re-design,  modularized and re-implement legacy code
  • Refactoring UI
  • Research on future project, including sourceConfig service and phenotype governance project