Clinical Sites

The research network is made up of 13 core clinical sites and 12 ancillary clinical sites. They are responsible for carrying out research projects.

Clinical site responsibilities include:

• The development of new research protocols and training procedures
• Monitoring the conduct of Network studies and data collection
• Ensuring adherence to quality assurance measures

Each site includes a principal investigator, a research coordinator, and support staff.

Core Sites

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Robinder Khemani
Research Coordinator: Jeni Kwok
Children’s LA Website

Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Kathleen (Kathy) L. Meert
Research Coordinator: Melanie Lulic
Children’s DMC Website

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Joseph A. Carcillo
Research Coordinator: Leighann Koch

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigators: Athena Zuppa & Robert (Bob) A. Berg
Research Coordinator: Emily (Emmy) Duffey

Children’s National Hospital
Principal Investigator: Michael Bell
Research Coordinator: Elyse Tomanio
Children’s National Website

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Principal Investigator: Todd Carpenter
Research Coordinator: Rachel Mansour
Children’s Hospital Colorado Website

Duke University
Principal Investigator: Christoph Hornik
Research Coordinator: Melissa Harward
Duke Website

University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Michael Quasney
Research Coordinator: Chaandini (CJ) Jayachandran
UMich Website

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mark W. Hall
Research Coordinator: Lisa Steele
Nationwide Children’s Website

Baylor College/ Texas Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ayse Akcan Arikan & Trung Nguyen

University of California – Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Anil Sapru
Research Coordinator: Manvita Mareboina

University of California – San Francisco
Principal Investigators: Patrick McQuillen & Natalie Cvijanovich
Research Coordinator: Denise Villarreal Chico
UCSF Benioff Children’s Website

University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Marie Steiner
Research Coordinator: Lexie Goertzen

Ancillary Sites

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ronald Sanders
Research Coordinator: Glenda Hefley

UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Steven L. Shein
Research Coordinator: Rajashri (Raj) Rasal
UH Hospital Pediatric Critical Care Website

Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Principal Investigator: Adam Schwarz
Research Coordinator: Cathy Flores
CHOC Website

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Principal Investigator: Nikki Miller Ferguson
Research Coordinator: Megan Scott
Children’s Hospital Richmond Website

Baylor College/ Children’s Hospital of San Antonio 
Principal Investigator: Uptal Bhalala
Research Coordinator: Terriel Newsom
Christus Health- Children’s Website

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Surender Rajasekaran
Research Coordinators: Chanise P. Love & Emily R. Gleason
Helen DeVos Children’s Website

Children’s Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Nathan Thompson
Research Coordinator: Miranda Privatt
MCW Pediatrics Critical Care Website

Children’s Mercy Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yong Yun Han
Research Coordinator: Marissa Beidelschies
Children’s Mercy Website

Children’s Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Alberto Orioles
Research Coordinator: Lydia Hamel

Medical University of South Carolina 
Principal Investigator: John M. Costello
Research Coordinator: Megan Bickford
MUSC Kid’s Website

Penn State Health/ Hershey Medical Center 
Principal Investigator: Neal J. Thomas
Research Coordinator: Debbie Spear
Penn State Health Children’s Website

UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Moonjoo Han
Research Coordinator: Joanna Ramirez
UC Davis Health Children’s Website