Indiana University School of Medicine

Current Morris Green Physician Scientists




Project Title


Rebecca Aguirre R-4 (Med/Peds) The mechanisms of insulin resistance; prevention (of both type 1 and type 2); behavior modification and optimizing glycemic control; and how diabetes affects reproduction (PCOS, type 1 DM and its effects on reproduction)
Ali Anniam R-2

Clinical and Psychological outcomes following episodes of acute rejection in pediatric kidney transplant patients
Samina Bhumbra R-3 Examining Risk Factors that could predict risk of readmission in pediatric patients with Cerebral Malaria
Stanley Brewer R-5 (TB) CF Depression Screening
Kate Cheng R-1 Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Biliary atresia focus
Zachary Daniels R-3 1. Pharmacogenetics of opiate medication in pediatric critical care patients - Effect of genetic polymorphisms on response to opiate medications in intubated patients in the pediatric intensive care unit 2. Effects of repetitive head trauma in high school football players 3. Brain ventricle size after bidirectional Glenn procedure
Amy Eapen R-3 1. Oral food challenges; characterization and relation to outcome
2. Comparison of BAL Microbiome with nasal swab specimen
Laura Edwards R-2

1. Development of the vaginal microbiome and BV in young black women
2. Parent-teen communication behavioral intervention
Kathleen Holland R-3 Factors affecting readmission rates, use of SSRI/TCA/opiates and cost of stay in pediatric patients with functional abdominal pain
Angela Hoynacki R-2 Neonatalogy/Critical Care focus
Fatima Jafri R-2 Comparison of the virulence marker of Helicobacter pylori and their associated diseases in patients from Pakistan and Afghanistan
Lindsey Kirkpatrick R-3 1. Epidemiology, clinical course, and treatment efficacy of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae in children:  a met analysis 2. The Prevalence and clinical course of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children with Down syndrome 3. The impact of the respiratory viral panel on the hospital course of previously healthy children: A cost-benefit analysis 4. The use of antibiotics in hospitalized children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae:  A cost-benefit analysis
Jacquelyn Lajiness R-1 Calvarial cell experiments studying effects of iron, calcitonin and calcitriol on FGF23 expression in an X-linked hypophosphatemia murine model
Jonathan Merrell R-3 1. Development of nanoparticles for drug delivery of potent anti-inflammatory medicine to treat ulcerative colitis 2. Extracellular matrix-targeting, mesoporous silica nanoparticles for targeted delivery to diseased mucosa in inflammatory bowel disease
Steven Rhodes R-2

1. Experimental therapeutics for NF1 associated plexiform neurofibromas 2. Whole Exome Sequencing Pre- and Post- Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
William Sears R-3 (Med/Peds) Bacteremia & Malaria
Laura Segars R-1 Focus on the genetic and developmental basis of pediatric heart disease
Richa Sharma R-2 Kinome-Wide shRNA screen reveals functional connection between Fanconi Anemia A (FANCA) and the spindle assembly checkpoint tumor suppressor phosphosignaling cascade.
Lauren Taylor R-3 1. ST2 Triggering of IL-9-T cells alters the balance of Fatal and Tumor Immunity
2. Utility of Peripheral and Central Blood Cultures in Pediatric Oncology Patients
3. Aplastic Anemia: NAPAAC


Anuja Bandyopadhyay F-3 1. Effect of antenatal glucocorticoids, Vitamin A&D on infant lung development
2. Neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with sleep apnea
Ashley Deschamp F-4 1. Prevalence of respiratory viruses in infants with CF diagnosed by newborn screen, Association of respiratory viruses to symptoms in infants with CF 2. Association of stool microbiome to airway microbiome in infants with CF 3. Case report on patient with primary sleep apnea of infancy.
Lisal Folsom F-4 1. Assessment of Emerging Eating Patterns in Adolescents with Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
2. Prevalence of Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
3. Characterization of Spontaneous & Induced Puberty in Girls w/ Turner Syndrome
4. Intratubular Neoplasia in Female Adolescent with 17-beta Hydroxsteroid Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Ellen Go F-2 A Pilot Study of Circulating Endothelial and Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells in Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Randy Grout F-1 1. Pediatrics Clinical Informatics. 2. Clinician assessment of pain intensity and physical exam findings associated with patient pain reports in general pediatric ambulatory encounters
Tanbeena Imam F-2 Understanding the transcriptional regulation of T helper cells as they regulate inflammatory immunity

Rachel Leon

F-1 1. Establishing a protocol for diagnosis and management of neonatal stroke 2. Dorsal root ganglion tumors in a mouse model of neurofibromatosis

Melissa Kunkel

F-2 1. Delivery Location, Skilled Birth Attendants, and Neonatal Mortality in Kenya
2. “Influence of Maternal Factors in Neonatologists’ Counseling for Periviable Pregnancies”

Megan McHenry

F-2 1. Validation study: An integral Aspect of the HADITHI study 2. Evaluation of the growth and development of young children with HIV-infected mothers in western Kenya: A retrospective study 3. A systematic Review of Portable Electronic Technology for Health Education in Resource-limited Settings 4. Assessing Neurodevelopment delays in children born to HIV-infected mothers in Western Kenya: A pilot study 5. Interventions for neurodevelopment in children born to HIV-infected mothers: A systematic Review 6. Prevalence of neurodevelopmental delays in young children born to HIV-infected mothers: A systematic review

Stephany Moen

F-4 Neurodevelopmental Outcomes and Family Functioning at School Age of Children with Congenital Heart Disease: A pilot study