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Jessica Barbee, MPH

November 10, 2022

Jessica Barbee began working with the department of radiology as a research assistant in May 2022. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and master’s degree in epidemiology from East Tennessee State University. She worked as an epidemiologist during the … Continued

Yukie Kajita, PhD

November 10, 2022

Yukie joined the CMR in April 2021. She works under the direction of CMR Co-Investigator, Sarah Nyante, PhD, and Project Manager Ley Killeya-Jones, PhD. Yukie manages the acquisition, storage, and documentation of study datasets, and conducts data cleaning and statistical … Continued

Christopher Lyu, MPA

April 29, 2022

Christopher Lyu has over 30 years of diverse research, project management, and business development experience. Prior to joining UNC-CH, he worked in the contract research industry for about 27 years (~4 years at Rho and ~23 years at Battelle). Prior … Continued

Ley Killeya-Jones, PhD

January 17, 2020

Ley Killeya-Jones joined the Department of Radiology in 2018. She received her PhD in Social-Developmental Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1998, and completed NIDA and NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships at Duke University’s Center for Child and … Continued

Katie Earnhardt, BA

February 5, 2018

Katie Earnhardt joined the CMR in 2018. She earned a BA in Political Science from Appalachian State University in 2005. Ms. Earnhardt has worked in health research for a number of years, supporting projects in Behavioral Medicine at Duke University … Continued

Thad Benefield, MS

September 3, 2015

Thad Benefield received his MS in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill in 2000. In March 2012, Mr. Benefield joined CMR as a statistician. Mr. Benefield’s primary duties include statistical modeling and creation of analytic datasets.