Meet the COVIDsmart Team

We're a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, engineers, designers, advocates, and volunteers like you, united by our desire to accelerate health innovation.

Thank you for your participation. The study is now closed.

Our Partners

Principal Investigators


Director, HADSI, Eastern Virginia Medical School Principal Investigator

Dr. Sunita Dodani is the Founding Director of the Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI) and the Principal Investigator of the COVIDsmart study. Dr. Dodani is a physician and epidemiologist with expertise in health disparities research. She has also been named to the Federation of American Scientists COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force as an expert in analytics, big data, and technology.

Praduman Jain

Founder and CEO, Vibrent Health Co-Principal Investigator

Praduman Jain, known to colleagues as “PJ,” is CEO and Founder of Vibrent Health and the Principal Investigator of the Participant Technology Systems Center of the National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, the All of Us Research Program. PJ is a Co-Principal Investigator on COVIDsmart along with Dr. Dodani and Dr. Roess.

Amira Roess

Professor and Epidemiologist, George Mason University

Dr. Roess is a professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services, Department of Global and Community Health. She is an epidemiologist with expertise in infectious diseases epidemiology, multi-disciplinary and multi-species field research, and evaluating interventions to reduce the transmission and impact of infectious diseases. Dr. Roess is a Co-Principal Investigator on COVIDsmart along with Dr. Dodani and PJ.

Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute

Sarah DePerrior, MPH
Clinical Data Specialist, HADSI

Angela Toepp, MS, PhD
Health Services Researcher, HADSI
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, EVMS

Joshua Sill, MD, FACP, FCCP
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, EVMS

Vibrent Health

Dave Klein
Chief Product Officer, Vibrent Health

Josh Schilling
Director of Health Solutions, Vibrent Health

Alison Yun
Project Manager, Vibrent Health

Pearson Brown
Director of Communications, Vibrent Health

Isabel Rich
Design manager, Vibrent Health

Sia Kang
Visual Designer, Vibrent Health

George Mason University

Keith Renshaw, PhD 
Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology, Mason

Rebecca Sutter, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP
Co-Director, Mason and Partners Clinic, Term Associate Professor of Nursing, Mason

Brian Levy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mason

Amy Adams
Executive Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation, Mason

Katie Maney
Science Communications Officer, Institute for Biohealth Innovation, Mason