Research Staff

  • Paul Abrahamse, MA

    Paul is a Clinical Data Analyst at the University of Michigan and a Lead Statistician for CanSORT. He received his Masters degree from Duke University in the Department of Economics. Paul has been a Research Associate with CanSORT since 2003. He is responsible for creating the high quality patient, provider, and merged datasets that are…

  • Rachel Tocco, MA

    Rachel is the CanSORT Project Manager and a Research Area Specialist Senior with Michigan Medicine. She holds a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Towson University in Baltimore, MD and completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Rachel previously worked with CanSORT from 2012-2016 and returned in 2019 to provide…

  • Adam S. Kollipara

    Adam is a Research Associate with CanSORT. He joined the team in August 2015 as an Undergraduate Research Assistant aiding in data management for the iCanCare and iCanDecide Studies. Adam graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in April 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Music. He provides expertise and…

  • Irina Bondarenko, MS

    Irina has been with the Biostatistics Department at the University of Michigan for 10 years. Her research interests with CanSORT include causal inference and analyses with missing data. In addition, she is interested in quality of life, decision making, and socio-physiological effect of treatment. Irina has been associated with the Rogel Cancer Center since 2014.

  • Aaron Rankin, MSW

    Aaron is a Research Area Specialist with CanSORT. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Aaron has previously worked for the U-M IRBMED as a board member and staff reviewer, the Scleroderma Research Program, and most recently at the…