Test, Trace and Treat Team

The Test, Trace and Treat Team is developing operations plans for key areas such as testing, contact tracing, isolation and medical care.

Team Leads

  1. COVID-19 Testing (rt-PCR on nasal swab or saliva sample, ELISA IgG Antibody test, or other types of test)
  • Co-leads: Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS - Professor & Chair, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research, College of Public Health, crosales@arizona.edu and Michael Hammer, PhD, Research Scientist, Arizona Research Labs, mfh@arizona.edu

 

  1. Thermometry and Wellness Checks (routine / regular measurement of temperatures of campus constituents)
  • Lead: David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH - Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service, salafsky@arizona.edu

 

  1. Wastewater-based Epidemiology (esp. dorm buildings, for early detection of in-house infections)

 

  1. Contact Tracing (in-person and App-based contact tracing)
  • Lead, In-person: Kristen Pogreba-Brown, PhD, MPH - Assistant Professor, Public Health, kpogreba@arizona.edu
  • Lead, App-based: Joyce Schroeder, PhD - Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, joyces@arizona.edu

 

  1. Health Care and Guidance (prime source for students; for other constituents as needed)
  • Lead: David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH - Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service, salafsky@arizona.edu

 

  1. Isolation (infirmary and / or segregated dorms and / or hotels)

 

  1. Data Platforms and Communication  (HIPAA and FERPA compliant data management / modeling    
            disease spread / communicating health data with stakeholders)
  • Lead: Nirav Merchant, PhD - Director, Cyber Innovation, D7: AZ Data Science Initiative, nirav@arizona.edu

Group 1: COVID-19 Testing
Test Development

Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Immunobiology
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, Department Head, Immunobiology, Immunobiology

Research Administration, HIPPA, Finance & IT
David Elmer, Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration, Senior VP Health Sciences
Jeremy Frumkin, BA, MLS, Executive Director, Research Technology, Research & Discovery Tech
Lauren Zajac, MPA, Assistant Vice President, Research Administration, Senior VP Health Sciences
Terry Smith, Specialist, Biomedical Informatics, UAHS Research
Tom Bourgeois, Executive Director, Campus IT Operations, Campus IT Partnerships

Labs & Research
Catherine Spier, MD, Professor, Pathology, Pathology
David Harris, BS, MS, PhD, Executive Director, AHSC Biorepository, Senior VP Health Sciences
Ryan Sprissler, PhD, Staff Scientist, University of Arizona Genetics Core, AZ Rsch Labs-Interdisciplinary

GCR & Communications
Mark Lane, BA, Associate Vice President, Communications, UAHS Communications
Sabrina Vazquez, Assistant Vice President, City of Phoenix and State Relations, Government&Community Relations
Steve Voeller, Vice President, Government / Community Relations, Government&Community Relations

Project Management/Logistics
Heather Hartling, MS, Assistant Vice President / Chief of Staff, Operations and Planning, Senior VP Health Sciences
Julia White, Assistant Director, Engagement and Events, Senior VP Health Sciences
Melissa Colchado, Chief of Staff, Management and Policy, Senior VP Health Sciences
Randi Willmeng, Project Manager, Senior VP Health Sciences

Health Sciences Leadership
Irv Kron, MD, Senior Associate Vice President, Health Sciences, Senior VP Health Sciences
Mike Dake, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, Senior VP Health Sciences

Supply Chain
Brian Cunningham, MBA, BS, Project Manager, Ofc of Strategic Initiatives

Virus Testing Collaboration
Jennifer Ehiri, Volunteer, Recent Graduate from College of Public Health
Joy Chebet, Graduate Student, Public Hlth Prac & Trans Rsch
John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, Professor, Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences
Michael Worobey, Department Head, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences

Call Center
Mary Matthews, Director, Planning and Facilities, Senior VP Health Sciences

Data Management Consulting
Nirav Merchant, PhD, Director, Cyber Innovation, D7: AZ Data Science Initiative
Yves Lussier, MD, FACMI, Associate Director, Bio5 Informatics, Medicine

Campus Health Consulting
David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service
Michael Stilson, MD, ABP, FABP, CAQ-Sports, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service, Campus Health and Wellness

Group 2:  Thermometry and Wellness Checks
Dana Hertzberg, Web Site Designer/Developer, Senior, Campus IT Partnerships
Darcy Van Patten, Executive Director, Student and Academic Technologies, Student & Acad Technologies
Donna Bieg, Director, Campus IT Partnerships
Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Maliaca Oxnam, Deputy Director, Research Cyberinfrastructure, D7: AZ Data Science Initiative
Nirav Merchant, PhD, Director, Cyber Innovation, D7: AZ Data Science Initiative
Stephen Rains, MS, PhD, Professor, Communication, Communication
Tracy Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nursing, College of Nursing

Group 3:  Wastewater-based Epidemiology
Charles Gerba, PhD, Professor, Environmental Science, Professor, Environmental Science-Ins
Walter Betancourt, Assistant Research Professor, Environmental Science, Environmental Science-Res

Group 4: Contact Tracing

In-person
Brian Maye, Associate Professor, Sociology, Sociology
Erika Austhof, MPH, Epidemiologist, Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Leila Barraza, MPH, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Community Environment & Policy

App-based
Barrett Baffert, Director, Digital Marketing, Marketing & Brand Management
Bruce Helming, MD, Assistant Director, Medical Services, Campus Health and Wellness
Cameron Green, Web Application Developer/Analyst, Campus IT Partnerships
Christi Castillo, MPH, Project Coordinator, Campus Health and Wellness
Darcy Van Patten, Executive Director, Student and Academic Technologies, Student & Acad Technologies
David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service
Ilya Smith,  UA Chief Compliance Officer, Office of University Initiatives
Jenn Daniels, Independent Contractor, Government & Community Relations
Jenna Rutschman, Senior Director, Communications and Digital Media, Science Administration
Joanna Masel, DPhil, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
John Denker, DBA, Associate Vice President, Marketing / Communications, Chief Marketing Communications
John Howard, Director, HIPAA Privacy, Research Admin Services
Joyce Schroeder, PhD, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michael Resnick, Information Technology Manager, Campus Health and Wellness
Michael Stilson, MD, ABP, FABP, CAQ-Sports, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service, Campus Health and Wellness
Michele Vaughan, Program Coordinator, Senior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Nirav Merchant, PhD, Director, Cyber Innovation, D7: AZ Data Science Initiative
Sudha Ram, PhD, Professor, Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems
Young-Jun Son, PhD, MS, BS, Department Head, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engr

Group 5:  Health Care and Guidance
Bruce Helming, MD, Assistant Director, Medical Services, Campus Health and Wellness
Elvira Perez, RN, Nurse, Campus Health Service, Campus Health and Wellness
Glenn Matchett-Morris, PhD, Director, Counseling-Psychological Services, Campus Health and Wellness
Harry McDermott, MD, MPH, Physician, Campus Health Service, Campus Health and Wellness
Michael Stilson, MD, ABP, FABP, CAQ-Sports, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service, Campus Health and Wellness

Group 6: Isolation
David Salafsky, DrPH, MPH, Interim Executive Director, Campus Health Service
Frank Zuern, Associate Director, Residential Facilities-Maintenance and Project Management, Residential Facilities
Jim Sayre, Executive Director, Parking and Transportation, Parking and Transportation
Kim Fassl, Associate Director, Residential Education - Student Behavioral Education in Housing and Residential Life, Residential Education
Megan Mesches, Director, Housing and Residential Facilities, Residential Facilities
Nina Pereira, Director, Residential Education, Residential Education
Todd Millay, Executive Director, Arizona Student Unions

Group 7: Data Platforms and Communications
Diane Austin, PhD, Director, School of Anthropology
Jeremy Frumkin, BA, MLS, Executive Director, Research Technology, Research & Discovery Tech
John Howard, Director, HIPAA Privacy, Research Admin Services
Young-Jun Son, PhD, MS, BS, Department Head, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engr
Yves Lussier, MD, FACMI, Associate Director, Bio5 Informatics, Medicine