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Center on the
Early Life Origins of Disease

Our Staff

Deanna Caruso, MS, CCRP

Research Program Manager
Contact Deanna Caruso
Phone: 410.502.8916
Fax: 410.502.5831

Publications:
For a detailed list of my publications, please see the Publications page.

Research and Professional Experience

Deanna is the research and data manager of the Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease. Before she joined JHBSPH, she served as the Clinical Research Coordinator Lead of the Children’s Memorial Food Allergy Study from its inception to the close of enrollment from 2005 to 2011 as well as for other NIH-funded grants.

She is now continuing her support of research in food allergy and related conditions as the coordinator and data manager for the Food Allergy Research Consortium, which promotes and facilitates continued collaboration between investigators at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and JHU. In addition to her research interests in food allergies and nutritional factors impacting children and their families, her interests also include the improvement of study recruitment and data collection protocols. In 2009 she earned certification from the Society of Clinical Research Associates as a Certified Clinical Research Professional and her Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University in 2004. Prior to joining Dr. Wang’s team Deanna was a Solutions Engineering Consulting Manager at Accenture.

Zhu Chen, PhD

Research Specialist
Contact Zhu Chen
Phone: 410.502.8946
Fax: 410.502.5831

Publications:
For a detailed list of my publications, please see the Publications page.

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Research and Professional Experience

Dr. Chen received his PhD from Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque NM. His expertise lies in the interdisciplinary field of biology, nanotechnology and new analytical methods for genetics study. During his PhD study, he had coauthored 13 scientific papers in which his first authored paper “DNA translocation through an array of kinked nanopores” (which is also his PhD thesis work) was published in Nature Materials.

He had research experience at Sandia National Laboratory and held a PostDoctoral research position in industry before he joined Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a staff researcher. His current research is in environmental toxins, epigenetics and biomarkers.

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