Meet the Fall 2020 Coding it Forward Civic Digital Fellows
This fall, NIH is hosting 24 Civic Digital Fellows from Coding it Forward, a non-profit focused on the next generation of technology leaders. These undergraduate and master’s-level fellows are spending 10 weeks channeling their computational expertise toward hands-on experience with biomedical data-related challenges. Traditionally an in-person fellowship, these fellows have the unique distinction of being the first fall cohort.
Elliot Bearden, Grand Canyon University, information technology
Elliot is working with Deborah Duran/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and Denise Warzel/National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the Common Data Elements Working Group hosted at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Nina Bernick, Yale University, applied mathematics and mechanical engineering
Nina is working with Susan Wright in the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior at the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Alana Burrell, Spelman College, computer science
Alana is working with Rick Phillips in the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
Hadley Callaway, Columbia University, computer science
Hadley is working with Nick Weber and Joel Peterson on the Cloud Services team at the Center for Information Technology (CIT).
Geovani Castro, University of Washington, computer science
Geovani is working with Deborah Duran/NIMHD and Denise Warzel/NCI on the Common Data Elements Working Group hosted at NLM.
Hoyin Chu, Northeastern University, computer science and mathematics
Hoyin is working with Chris Marcum and Ishwar Chandramouliswaran in the Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Ruben Cuevas, Stanford University, computer science
Ruben is working with Allissa Dillman and Jess Mazerik in the Office of Data Science Strategy within the Office of the Director’s (OD) Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.
Vishal Dubey, Duke University, computer science
Vishal is working with Dana Plude in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute of Aging (NIA).
Tiffany Duong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, information science
Tiffany is working with Nick Weber and Joel Peterson on the Cloud Services team at CIT.
Emelin Flores, Rutgers University, information technology and political science
Emelin is working with Regina Bures in the Population Dynamics Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Michelle Gan, Stanford University, computer science
Michelle is working with Eric Sayers and Bart Trawick in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at NLM.
CJ Grey, University of California, Berkeley, data science
CJ is working with Deborah Duran in the Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data at NIMHD.
Andy Jin, Stanford University, computer science
Andy is working with Albert Avila and Julie Huffman in the Office of Research Training, Diversity, and Disparities at NIDA.
Connie Liu, Cornell University, information science (UX and interactive technology)
Connie is working with Deborah Lockett-Jordan in the Division of Library Operations at NLM.
Sarah MacHarg, Stanford University
Sarah is working with Kenneth Wilkins in the Biostatistics Program and the Office of Clinical Research Support at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Maia Materman, Olin College of Engineering, computer science and human-centered design
Maia is working with Christine Cutillo in the Office of the Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
Tim Nguyen, University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science and technology information management
Tim is working with Dana Plude in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at NIA.
Chae Eun Park, Georgia Institute of Technology, industrial design
Chae Eun is working with Bart Trawick and Carl Leubsdorf in the NCBI at NLM.
Isaac Robinson, Harvard University, mathematics and computer science
Isaac is working with Anna Calcagno in the Division of Extramural Programs at NLM.
Alyssa Romanos, Stanford University, computer science
Alyssa is working with Chris Lunt and Dylan Klomparens in the Division of Technology and Platform Development at the All of Us Research Program.
Vinay Tummarakota, Rice University, computer science
Vinay is working with Candace Kerr in Division of Aging Biology at NIA.
Aviva Weinbaum, Barnard College, computer science
Aviva is working with Chris Lunt and Dylan Klomparens in the Division of Technology and Platform Development at the All of Us Research Program.
Eleane Ye, Duke University, public policy and computer science
Eleane is working with Rick Phillips in the Office of the Director of NIAMS.
Grace Zhou, Stanford University, computer science
Grace is working with Grace Peng, Anuj Sharma, and Mangala Manivannan in the Division of Discovery Science & Technology (Bioengineering) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Learn more about the fellows at Coding it Forward’s website.
This page last reviewed on October 21, 2020