UCSF Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral (CRISP) Fellows


Cecilia Dalle Ore

Cecilia Dalle Ore, MD

Mentor: Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD

Dr. Dalle Ore is a UCSF neurosurgery resident and CRISP fellow. She completed medical school at UC San Diego before coming to UCSF for neurosurgery residency. In addition to her CRISP fellowship and neurosurgery residency, she is currently completing a Master of Advanced Sciences degree in Clinical Research. Her research interests include neuro-oncology and health disparities and access to care in neurosurgery.

Lauren Harasymiw

Lauren Harasymiw, MPH, PhD, MD

Mentors: Patrick McQuillen, MD, and Shabnam Peyvandi, MD, MS

Dr. Harasymiw is a UCSF Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellow and current CRISP fellow. She received her MPH from the University of Wisconsin and completed her MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Minnesota. She completed her pediatrics residency on the Integrated Research Pathway of the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Minnesota before coming to UCSF for her clinical fellowship. Her interests lie at the intersection of data science, neuroradiology and neurodevelopment, and stress biology. The goal of her research is to improve the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature and critically ill infants by unraveling the effects of perinatal and neonatal stress on brain development and developing neuroimaging-based predictive models that can identify infants who will benefit from targeted interventions.

Vadim Shteyler

Vadim Shteyler, MD

Mentor: Romain Pirracchio, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Shteyler is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow interested in applying health data science and AI/machine learning methods to study questions at the intersection of medicine, health systems, and policy. His recent work analyzed the impacts of gender and sex designations on the health of transgender people and people with intersex variations. His current research uses real-world Electronic Health Record data to evaluate clinical treatment strategies, guidelines, and policies affecting the care of critically-ill patients with sepsis.


Mohamed Seedahmed

Mohamed Seedahmed, MD, MPH

Mentors: Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD, and Laura Koth, MD, MA

Dr. Seedahmed completed his clinical fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). His work focused on utilizing the power of real-world data in clinical research to improve care delivery for patients with sarcoidosis. He is interested in developing innovative, reliable, and reproducible computational phenotyping algorithms for sarcoidosis patients in Electronic Health Records. This approach will allow for efficient and accurate identification of sarcoidosis cases, along with their longitudinal assessment of the disease burden and, through this, determining the trajectory of different clinical phenotypes and their associated morbidities and mortalities. His work will lay the foundation for forthcoming projects focusing on the prospective evaluation of management approaches in sarcoidosis, using comparative effectiveness research and pragmatic clinical trials. Dr. Seedahmed also has strong interests in physician leadership and healthcare equity.

Rachael Stovall

Rachael Stovall, MD

Mentor: Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MPH

Dr. Stovall is a UCSF rheumatology fellow and current CRISP fellow. She completed medical school at the University of Washington and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center before coming to UCSF for additional training. In addition to completing the rheumatology fellowship, she is currently taking coursework towards a Masters of Advanced Sciences degree in Clinical Research. Her research interests include spondyloarthritis and she is currently using the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) registry to examine questions regarding bone health and spondyloarthritis.

Jonathan Witonsky

Jonathan Witonsky, MD, MAS

Mentors: Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH, and Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH

Dr. Witonsky is a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology clinical instructor and a current CRISP fellow. He completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before coming to UCSF for residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. His interests lie at the intersection of genetics, data science, and asthma disparities. He is a member of the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory where his ongoing research involves the examination of race/ethnicity-based clinical algorithms, and whether the use of genetic data—as an alternative to race or ethnicity—improves the precision of these algorithms.