Research Team

Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, FACEP
Director of Research

radekerKristy Radeker, MSM
Assistant Director

Debra Beck
Senior Secretary

Meenakshi (Meena) P. Balakrishnan, MPH, PhD
Research Program Manager

Anna Mazzuoccolo, BS
Research Coordinator

Rebecca Wakeman Murray, MSW
Research Coordinator

Michelle Plourde, RN
Senior Research Nurse Coordinator

Socorro “Tet” Pata
Senior Research Nurse Coordinator

Jessica Acocella
Research Nurse

Brandi Dirkes, RN
Research Nurse

Archita Patel, MD
Research Intern


Research Associates


UF Junior Honors Medical Students

Patrick Bliven
Bhavana Pottabatula