CGE People

Lee Harrison, MD

Dr. Harrison is the Associate Chief of Epidemiology and education, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit and, Chair of the Allegheny County Board of Health. Dr. Harrison is the Director of the Center for Genomic Epidemiology “CGE.”

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Melissa Saul, MS

Melissa Saul is a clinical data scientist in the Department of Medicine with expertise in clinical data extraction from electronic health records. Ms. Saul has developed a variety of software tools to improve the accuracy of data queries and retrievals and develop the data validation schemes needed to support clinical and translational research projects in infectious diseases as she has collaborated with this group for over twenty years.


Daria Van Tyne, PhD

The Van Tyne Lab studies how bacteria evolve during human infection to resist antibiotics and the host immune system, using comparative genomics and functional analysis.

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Elise Martin, MD, MS

As the Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Dr. Elise Martin works on multiple quality improvement projects in infection prevention and is interested in finding ways to decrease the spread of hospital acquired pathogens and resistant organisms. She is working on multiple projects on personal protective equipment, contact precautions and hospital CLABSI prevention.

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Artur Dubrawski, PhD

Artur Dubrawski is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute where he directs the Auton Lab, a research group of 80+ focusing on fundamental and applied research on machine learning. Dr. Dubrawski has three decades of R&D experience; he has served in executive roles in high tech industry and as a principal investigator on several projects into artificial intelligence for a range of government industrial partners.

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James Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller is a senior project scientist in the Auton Lab at the Robotics Institute,  Carnegie Mellon University. He is an expert in applying mathematical modeling and machine learning to applications in human health, nuclear safety, and predictive maintenance. 


Jieshi Chen

Ms. Jieshi Chen is a senior research analyst in the Auton Lab at the Robotics Institute,  Carnegie Mellon University. She is specialized in applying machine learning techniques to detect and characterize anomalous patterns in massive scale temporal transactional data in healthcare informatics, financial industry and other domains.


Alison Morris, MD, MS

Dr. Morris is the Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and the UPMC Chair in Translational Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She established the University of Pittsburgh HIV Lung Research Center as well as the Center for Microbiome and Medicine.

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Barbara Methé, PhD

Dr. Methé is the Director for the Center for Medicine and the Microbiome and a Visiting Professor of Medicine. Dr. Methé has extensive experience in genomics, metagenomics, microbial ecology and physiology and handling large data sets from high throughput functional ‘omics-enabled methodologies. She has led numerous annotation and comparative genome analyses of diverse prokaryotes and has developed and applied multi-omics approaches to the study of microbial communities from diverse environments including freshwater, deep subsea floor and groundwater systems, to plants, animals and humans. She was one of the leaders of the NIH supported Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a multi-organization effort focused on systems biology approaches to study microbes of the adult human body and has continued to study the human microbiome in a variety of contexts including psoriasis and lung disease.

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Tung Phan, MD, PhD, D(ABMM)

Dr. Phan is an American Board of Medical Microbiology-certified medical microbiologist with comprehensive experience in virology and molecular diagnostics. His research is focused on novel virus discovery using unbiased next-generation sequencing methods, genetic characterization of known and novel viruses, molecular epidemiology and evolution, and development of molecular diagnostic assays for known and novel viruses.

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