Who we are

ISAC is both a consultative service and a resource for research partnership. It is closely linked to the Biostatistics, Data Management and Research Informatics Cores at IFAR, and to project management resources throughout the institute. Faculty and staff affiliated with ISAC and these allied groups can partner with you in designing and executing your study. To assist in planning, we will review your staffing and personnel needs during consultative sessions. After an initial consultation, we will prepare a report summarizing key considerations and recommendations specific to your investigation.

Obtaining an ISAC consultation

We provide below a listing of the items you should consider in requesting a consultation, and a request form you may submit as a precursor to meeting. Upon its receipt, the ISAC Program Director, Elaine Bergman will review your request, and set up an initial appointment.

1. The overall goals and stage of development of your study;
2. Basic design questions such as plans for enrollment and number of participant visits;
3. Funding sources;
4. Aspects of the project for which help is needed (e.g., statistical design, regulatory issues, or project management);
5. Project timelines.

Meet Our Team


Co-Directors

Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research
617-971-5326
Smitchell@hsl.harvard.edu

Specific Expertise:

Regulatory and Ethics, Grant Preparation, Overall Trial Conduct,
Pragmatic and Cluster Trials, Nursing Home Setting

Thomas G. Travison, PhD

Senior Scientist, Director of Biostatistics and Data Management
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research
617-971-5386
tgt@hsl.harvard.edu

Specific Expertise:

Study Design, Biostatistics,
Data collection and management

Staff

Elaine Bergman, MGS

ISAC Program Coordinator
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research
617-971-5335
elainebergman@hsl.harvard.edu

Specific Expertise:

Overall trial planning, Data Management,
Regulatory Issues RedCap, Stakeholders

Ilean Isaza, PhD

Data Management Specialist
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research
617-971-5352
IleanIsaza@hsl.harvard.edu

Specific Expertise:

Project and Data Management, Data Monitoring,
Database design and maintenance

Advisors

Peggy Gagnon, RN, BSN

Clinical Research Associate, Project Director III
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research

Jason Rightmyer

Director of Research Informatics
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research

Pamela Richmond

Director of IRB Operations
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research

Kathy Tasker

VP, Research Administration
Hebrew SeniorLife, Institute for Aging Research