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Thanks for each and every study participant’s willingness to take the time and effort to complete the clinic exams and questionnaires that have helped make this important study successful. These contributions will benefit the Hispanic and Latino populations.

Staff at study launch in 2007
We wish to extend our appreciation to everyone who has participated in this historic project. The ongoing research, analyses, and impact for future generations has been made possible with the efforts of many individuals, not all of whom are listed here. We would like to acknowledge the following persons for their various contributions at different stages of the project, listed by institution.

HCHS/SOL Institutions

The Field Center locations

Field Centers

Bronx Field Center — Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Investigators, Managers and Coordinators

  • Robert Kaplan, Principal Investigator
  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, co-Principal Investigator, (former Principal Investigator)
  • Raanan Ahrens, co-Investigator
  • Victor Badner, co-Investigator
  • Janice Barnhart, co-Investigator, Medical Director
  • Elizabeth Dinces, co-Investigator
  • Mindy Ginsberg, co-Investigator
  • Carmen Isasi, co-Investigator
  • Elizabeth Lee-Rey, co-Investigator
  • Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, co-Investigator
  • Christian Schumacher, co-Investigator
  • Robert Ostfeld, Consulting Cardiologist
  • Adelyn Alvarez, (former Community and Outreach Coordinator)
  • Emelinda Blanco, Recruitment Manager
  • Jessica Clemente, Community Outreach & Follow-Up Manager
  • Madeline Crespo-Figueroa, Clinic Manager
  • Rosalyn Graves, Nurse Manager / Clinic Nurse
  • Yvonne Raiford, Director of Research
  • Elena M. Stefanizzi, Administrator
  • Laura Tocci, Audiologist
  • Gladys Valdivieso, Community Liaison
  • Nancy Flores, Senior Recruiter
  • Jhack Sepulveda, Lead Nutritionist
  • Maria Rocio-Gilman, Lead Interviewer
  • Lizette Rosario, Lead Medical Technician
  • Mary Valle, Outcomes Coordinator

Clinic, Laboratory, Recruitment, and Administrative Staff

  • Laura Avelino
  • Carlos Blanco
  • Mariana Bucovsky
  • Georgina Cedano
  • Marilyn Colon
  • Zenobia Colon
  • Rainey Cruz
  • Bernandino Diaz
  • Jose Guzman
  • Sherifa Heron
  • Aleny Lora
  • Jose Luciano
  • Jacqueline Martinez
  • Rafael Martinez
  • Alejandro Molina
  • Ruth Santizo
  • Evelyn Torres-Ferrara
  • Joel Valez
  • Christine Abreu
  • Marisol Castellano
  • Yanette Fuentes
  • Shir Lerman
  • Marlen Murillo
  • Leonides Ramos
  • Gregory Adinov
  • Kwabena Bosompem
  • Minerva Foglia
  • Sofia Kavakoglou
  • Phyllis Marti
  • Natasha Muriel
  • Vanessa Sessoms
  • Darwin Tracy
  • Myra Davila
  • Maria Fan
  • Rahul Kulkami
  • Claire Montaigne
  • Maria Antonia Rodriguez
  • Jesalyn Gines
  • Olga Gonzalez
  • Mimi Goodwin
  • Victor Kamensky
  • Maria Martello
  • Anna Mayer

Chicago Field Center

All personnel listed are from Northwestern University unless identified as UIC (University of Illinois Chicago)

Investigators, Managers and Coordinators

  • Martha L. Daviglus, Principal Investigator
  • Aida L. Giachello, co-Principal Investigator (UIC)
  • Kiang Liu, co-Principal Investigator
  • Karen Mancera-Cuevas, Study Coordinator
  • Michael Heathcote, Project Manager
  • Susan Giovanazzi, Clinic Manager
  • Juan Bustos, Clinical Coordinator
  • Duanny Alva, Assistant Clinical Coordinator
  • Claudia Chambers, Assistant Clinical Coordinator
  • Louis Martos, Assistant Clinical Coordinator
  • Mayra Vargas, Assistant Clinical Coordinator
  • Catalina Ramos, Recruitment Manager (UIC)
  • Rigoberto Angulo, Recruitment Field Coordinator (UIC)
  • Jesse Cano, Recruitment Field Coordinator (UIC)
  • Jeannie B. Concha, Recruitment Field Coordinator (UIC)
  • Sylvia Gutierrez, Assistant Recruitment Field Coordinator
  • Francisco Moreno, Recruitment Field Coordinator (UIC)
  • Rosemary George, Recruitment Grant Manager (UIC)
  • Daniel B. Garside, Research Programming Manager
  • Niki Gernhofer, Nutrition Supervisor
  • Natalie Meza, Community Relations and Outreach Coordinator (UIC)
  • Angela Herrell, Research Administrator
  • Sujata Archer, Investigator
  • David W. Baker, Investigator
  • Virginia Bishop, Investigator
  • Jose Arrom, Investigator (UIC)
  • Mercedes Carnethon, Investigator
  • James P. Choca, Investigator
  • Pablo Denes, Investigator
  • Sumitrajit Dhar, Investigator
  • Pamela Fiebig, Investigator
  • David Green, Investigator
  • Donald Lloyd-Jones, Investigator
  • Mary McDermott, Investigator
  • Sanjiv Shah, Investigator
  • Lewis Smith, Investigator
  • Jeremiah Stamler, Investigator
  • Lu Tian, Investigator
  • Linda Van Horn, Investigator
  • Phyllis Zee, Investigator
  • Shirley Beaver, Consultant
  • Patricia Canessa, Consultant
  • Victoria Persky, Consultant
  • Esther Sciamarella, Consultant
  • Rosemary Sokas, Consultant
  • Amparo Castillo-Richmond, Consultant
  • Ana Diez-Roux, Consultant
  • Ronald Hershow

Clinic, Laboratory, Recruitment, and Administrative Staff - UIC

  • Adriana Garcia
  • Marc Noble
  • Christian Rodriguez
  • Veronica Angulo
  • Ericka Garduño
  • Ricardo Corcoles
  • Rebecca DaVila
  • Paula Rodriguez
  • Karina Vera
  • Adela Busso
  • Cesar Alvarado
  • Chantal Payano
  • Aracelis Englund
  • Martha Prado Gonzalez
  • Lourdes Garduno
  • Armando Saleh
  • Victor Abundis
  • Consuelo Garcia Herreros
  • Pablo Gomez
  • Jessica Luna Ramos
  • Cassandra Rodriguez
  • Diana Silva
  • Jeannette Marchan
  • Abel Rosas
  • Manuel Abundis
  • Araceli Cisneros
  • Gonzalo Lozano
  • Pablo Bernhardt
  • Reynaldo Guerrero
  • Rosario Delgado

Clinic, Laboratory, Recruitment, and Administrative Staff - NU

  • Liliana Bolaños
  • Gabriella Bovio
  • Juan Pablo Correa
  • Olga Garcia
  • Jose Garcia
  • Georgette Garside
  • Mary Harris
  • Dolores Lopez
  • Liliana Medina
  • Cheryl Westbrook
  • Maybelline Pereda
  • Evita Sanchez
  • Sandra Valdez
  • Soreya Valencia
  • Delia Vazquez
  • Jacqueline Soto
  • Cody Randel
  • Kathryn Reid
  • Eva Martinez
  • Elina Manghi
  • Chiang-Ching Huang
  • Shane Holmes
  • Jose Manuel Correa
  • Mike Aponte
  • Jose, Gavilanes
  • Laura Gigena
  • Jorge Girotti

Miami Field Center — University of Miami

Investigators, Managers and Coordinators

  • Neil Schneiderman, Program Director/Principal Investigator
  • David Lee, co-Principal Investigator
  • Leopoldo Raij, co-Principal Investigator
  • John Ryan, co-Principal Investigator
  • Marc Gellman, Project Manager
  • Brendaly Rodriguez, Recruitment and Outreach Manager
  • Elizabeth Balbin, Recruitment Coordinator & Assistant Project Manager
  • Melanie Ashby, Laboratory manager
  • Maria Pattany, Clinic Manager
  • Tanja Rundek
  • Robert Fifer, Investigator
  • Jesus Gomez, Investigator
  • Maria Llabre, Investigator
  • Armando Mendez, Investigator
  • Frank Penedo, Investigator
  • Matthias Salathe, Investigator
  • Ralph Sacco, Investigator
  • Daniel Santisteban, Investigator
  • Gail Shor-Posner, Investigator
  • Lisa Baumbach, Investigator
  • David Seo, Investigator
  • William Wohlgemuth, Investigator
  • William Arguelles, Predoctoral Fellow

Clinic, Laboratory, Recruitment, and Administrative Staff

  • Amy Arriaga
  • Jenny Bello
  • Marcela Castiglioni
  • Nora Cobo
  • Nayomy Figueroa
  • Blair Hall
  • Martica Hall
  • Elsa Hernandez
  • Edda Jiron
  • Tilky Lopez- Blanco
  • Eliana Mendes
  • Silvia Mirabal
  • Mairim Mise
  • Roberto- Monzano
  • Juan Moreiras
  • Ester Parra
  • Nubia Pelusso
  • Andre Perwin
  • Katherine Pozo
  • Conchita Ramos
  • Omar Rivero
  • Ralph Sacco
  • Daniel Suarez
  • Lionel Vera
  • Feng Zhao
  • Janet Hernandez
  • Anne Hoey
  • Rosanne Kolaczynski
  • Madeline Krause
  • Roberto Manzano
  • Freddie Mejia
  • Lianet Nieves
  • Jared Sharon
  • Jeanneth Velarde
  • Enrique Zayas
  • Carlos Benitez
  • Jorge Bracho
  • Cristalis Capielo
  • Karen Cardenas
  • Joaquin Bassols

San Diego Field Center

All listed are from San Diego State University unless identified as UCSD (University of California San Diego), or SYHC (San Ysidro Health Center)

Investigators, Managers and Coordinators

  • Greg Talavera, Principal Investigator
  • John Elder, co-Principal Investigator
  • Matthew Allison, co-Principal Investigator (UCSD)
  • Michael Criqui, co-Principal Investigator (UCSD)
  • Ana Talavera, Program Manager
  • Julie Denenberg, Data Management (UCSD)
  • Rocio Gonzalez-Beristain, Program Manager (SYHC)
  • Guadalupe X. Suchi Ayala, Investigator
  • Elva Arredondo, Investigator
  • Brian Finch, Investigator
  • Linda Gallo, Investigator
  • Ming Ji, Investigator
  • Cindy Knott, Investigator
  • James Sallis, Investigator
  • Peter Torre, Investigator
  • Steven Edleman, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Jeffery Johnson, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Jose Loredo, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Brenda Money, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Ira Parker, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Andrew Ries, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Cheryl Rock, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Leonel Villa-Caballero, Investigator (UCSD)
  • Karen Becerra, Investigator (SYHC)
  • Jonathon Rudin, Research (SYHC)
  • Rick Cuadra, Research (SYHC)
  • Paulina Martinez, Graduate Student
  • Vanessa Torres, Graduate Student (SYHC)
  • Jeanette McCarthy, Consultant
  • Wendy Davila-Fraga, Project Manager of SocioCultural Ancillary Study

Clinic, Laboratory, Recruitment, and Administrative Staff

  • Johanne Blouin-Hernandez
  • Blanca Carrillo
  • Yasmina Cortez
  • Philippe Duhaime
  • Martha Muñiz
  • Alejandra Oceguera
  • Bianca Perdomo
  • Tanya Perdomo
  • Maria Del Carmen Porras
  • Nora Ramirez
  • Patricia Richardson
  • Gerald Rivera
  • Maria Luisa Rivera
  • Izzybeth Rodriguez
  • Diana Romero
  • Elizabeth Sanchez
  • Maria Mercedes Sierra
  • Uribe Lizette
  • Carlos Vera
  • Sylvia Andrade
  • Elizabeth Flores
  • Andrea Hernandez
  • Cecilia Lopez
  • Guillermina Macias
  • Luis Miquirray
  • Karla Nuñez
  • Elizabeth Pastrana
  • Rosalinda Rodriguez
  • Gabriela Villavicencio
  • Esthela Escobar
  • Hiram Cardoza
  • Tanya Cornejo
  • Jessica Gomez-Padilla
  • Rodrigo Leon-Alvarez
  • Carmen López
  • Tanya Lopez
  • Martha Navarro
  • Mara Lopez
  • Mayte Martinez
  • Mariana Martinez
  • Peter Pascheline
  • Laura Plascencia
  • Barbara Rodriguez
  • Adriana San Vicente
  • Margarita Trejo-Morales
  • Erika Velazco
  • Maria Venegas
  • Christina Wassel
  • Armando Garcia-Llanos
  • Rosa Gutierrez
  • Sheila LaHousse
  • Juan Astorga
  • Miguel Cueva

Coordinating Center — University of North Carolina

Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health,
Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

  • Jianwen Cai, Principal Investigator
  • Lisa LaVange, (former Principal Investigator)
  • Gerardo Heiss, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Diane Catellier, (former Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Robert Agans, Investigator
  • Shrikant Bangdiwala, Investigator
  • James Beck, Investigator
  • Sonia Davis, Investigator
  • Ashley Henderson, Investigator
  • William Kalsbeek, Investigator
  • Laura Loehr, Investigator
  • Sally Mauriello, Investigator
  • Robert McMurray, Investigator
  • Kari North, Investigator
  • Krista Perreira, Investigator
  • Barry Popkin, Investigator
  • Wayne Rosamond, Investigator
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Investigator
  • Daniela Sotres, Investigator
  • June Stevens, Investigator
  • Eric Whitsell, Investigator
  • Lloyd Chambless, (former Investigator)
  • Marston Youngblood, Project Manager
  • Chris Anderson, Business Manager
  • Franklyn Gonzalez, Statistician
  • Yanping Teng, Statistician
  • Nathan Gothman, Statistician
  • Courtney Page, (former Undergraduate Intern) Jr Statistician
  • Richard Boucher, Consultant
  • Marguerite Laccabue, Reference Dental Examiner
  • Vidya Antony, Applications Analyst
  • Jim Bartow, Applications Specialist
  • Paula Gildner, Research Specialist
  • Maria de los Angeles Abreu, Research Specialist
  • Forrest DeMarcus, Research Assistant
  • Monica Miles, Research Assistant
  • Jeff Oberhaus, Research Assistant
  • Dianne Mattingly, Research Associate
  • Kelly Evenson, Research Associate
  • James Locklear, Applications Specialist
  • Ping Shen, Applications Analyst
  • Hope Bryan, IT Manager
  • Carl Smalley, IT
  • Kathy Roggenkamp, Statistical Computing Manager
  • Annie Green Howard, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Fang-Shu Ou, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Douglas Levine, Consultant
  • Jan Smith, Clinical Research Specialist
  • Zachery Acuff, Undergraduate Intern
  • Marie English, Undergraduate Intern
  • Michael Hieronymus, Undergraduate Intern
  • Max Kramer, Undergraduate Intern
  • Candice Park, Undergraduate Intern
  • Zachary Williams, Undergraduate Intern

Central Laboratory — University of Minnesota

  • John H. Eckfeldt, M.D., Principal Investigator
  • Bharat Thyagarajan, co-Investigator
  • Catherine Leiendecker-Foster, Project Manager

Baseline Clinic Visit Central Reading Centers

Baseline Audiometry Center — University of Wisconsin

  • Karen J. Cruickshanks, Principal Investigator
  • Ted S. Tweed, co-Investigator
  • Dayna S. Dalton, co-Director
  • Thomas Dugolenski, Audiologist

Baseline ECG Reading Center — Wake Forest University

  • Elsayed Soliman, Principal Investigator
  • Zhu-Ming Zhang, co-Investigator

Baseline Neurocognitive Reading Center

Wayne State University
  • Hector González, Principal Investigator
University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Thomas Mosley, Inaugural PI
  • Margaret Pearson, Statistician
  • Christianne Pinell-Jansen, Psychometrist

Baseline Nutrition Reading Center — University of Minnesota

  • John H. Himes, Principal Investigator
  • Lisa Harnack, co-Investigator
  • Mary Stevens, Service Center Manager
  • Aida Miles, Project Nutritionist
  • Susan Seftik, Quality Control
  • Brenda Nolan, Assistant Project Nutritionist
  • Janet Pettit, Database Nutritionist

Baseline Pulmonary Reading Center — Columbia University

  • R. Graham Barr, Principal Investigator
  • John Hankinson, co-Investigator
  • Paul L. Enright, co-Investigator

Baseline Sleep Center — Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Susan Redline, Principal Investigator
  • Sanjay Patel, co-Investigator