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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 McHarg

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

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

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.

Chau Eun Park

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

Isaac Robinson, Harvard University, mathematics and computer science

Isaac is working with Anna Calcagno in the Division of Extramural Programs at NLM.

Alyssa Romanos

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

Vinay Tummarakota, Rice University, computer science

Vinay is working with Candace Kerr in Division of Aging Biology at NIA.

Aviva Weinbaum

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

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

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