Clay Marsh, MD – Executive Director
Dr. Marsh is senior associate vice president for research in Ohio State’s Office of Health Sciences, vice dean for research in its College of Medicine and executive director of the CPHC. In these roles, he leads the planning and growth of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center research programs, including faculty recruitment, funding and coordination, facilities and technology, communication, commercialization and collaboration with other University and industry partners. Dr. Marsh earned his medical degree from West Virginia University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University, where he served as chief resident. He joined the Ohio State faculty in 1993 and currently holds appointments in five academic departments.
Dr. Marsh’s research has been continuously funded since 1991 and currently focuses on the mechanisms underlying mononuclear phagocyte-induced inflammation. He is associate editor of the Journal of Investigative Medicine and The American Journal of Physiology, has served as president of the Midwest section of the American Federation for Medical Research and is an elected member of the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation. The former chair of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Dr. Marsh is a member of the board of directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition and on the executive board of the Utah Personalized Medicine Summit.
Sarah Adelsperger – Genetics Student Intern
Adelsperger began working for the CPHC in May of 2011. She is currently a student at The Ohio State University majoring in microbiology. She plans to attend graduate school for genetic counseling after graduation. At Ohio State, Sarah is active in the Colleges Against Cancer student group, as well as the organizational committee for Camp Kesem: a summer camp held for children who have or have had a parent affected by cancer. Adelsperger also volunteers in HIV/AIDS education and hospice work.
Poonam Bhatia – Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
Bhatia holds a dual position within CPHC and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Department of Strategic Communications and Marketing, specializing in graphic and web design. She works closely with the creative team at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and is involved with coordinating, managing and developing the CPHC website and print materials. Bhatia has a dual bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Business Management from the University of Mumbai, India. Prior to joining Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, Bhatia was an active volunteer with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (2009-2011), where she created prototypes, conducted user testing, managed website backend and played an important role in advancing projects within the digital strategy team at the Library.
Regina Dudzik – Office Administrative Associate
As an administrative associate with the Center for Personalized Health Care, Dudzik assists with planning and coordinating key events, special projects and plays a key role in the OSUMC-Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative study. She also manages and coordinates operational needs and provides administrative support for CPHC faculty and staff. Dudzik has been employed by The Ohio State University for more than 20 years and has a background in administrative assistance, office management and human resources. Regina also has 10 years experience as a medical secretary and transcriptionist in psychiatry.
Sofia Durrani – Clinical Research Assistant
Durrani joined The Ohio State University and the CPHC in September 2011 as a study recruiter for the OSUWMC-Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. She comes most recently from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston where she worked at the MGH Weight Center as a clinical research coordinator, studying cardiovascular biomarkers in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Prior to that, her focus was breast cancer prevention and metastatic breast cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. In Columbus, Durrani is an active volunteer with the nonprofit organization Local Matters, an education program that addresses issues of childhood obesity and diabetes, providing hands-on classroom time to Pre-K through second grade children. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health at Ohio State’s College of Public Health.
Amy Ehrlich, MA – Program Director, Education and Administration
Ehrlich, who has been employed with The Ohio State University for eight years, joined the CPHC in 2010. She manages operations and directs physician, student and patient education. Ehrlich earned a BA in history and an MA in public policy and management, both from The Ohio State University. Her professional background includes project management and continuing education. She serves on several university committees. From 2009-2010 she served as chair of Ohio State’s University Staff Advisory Committee.
Molly Fontana – Development Officer
Fontana’s role at the CPHC is to identify and build relationships that further the Center’s clinical, research and educational missions. She also focuses on building image and reputation on a local, national and international scale. In 2005, Fontana joined Ohio State’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, serving as development and outreach manager. Before that, she functioned for 10 years as executive director at The American Lung Association of Ohio. Fontana studied education and business at The Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University.
Judy Harris – Administrative Associate
As Marsh’s executive assistant, Harris manages and directs his day-to-day activities as he serves in his many roles at The Ohio State University. Harris is liaison to the College of Medicine and the Office of Health Sciences, departments, schools and other entities within the University as well as national and international agencies. Harris has worked for Ohio State’s College of Medicine for nearly 25 years and has been Dr. Marsh’s assistant for 10 years. She also manages the organization of special events and serves as the main communications contact for Dr. Marsh’s office.
Anup Kanodia, MD, MPH – Family Medicine
Kanodia is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University and an integrative physician at the University’s Center for Integrative Medicine. For the CPHC, Kanodia serves as a clinical scholar, focusing on the feasibility of P4 Medicine in clinical medical practice. He has a strong interest in systems medicine, in which physicians diagnose and treat medical illnesses by looking all the molecules, cells and organs in the human body as a whole. Kanodia earned his doctoral degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and his master's degree in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He served his residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona and fellowship at Harvard Medical School. After serving as a physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kanodia joined Ohio State’s Center for Integrative Medicine in September 2009.
Sherri Kirk – Public Relations Program Director
Kirk joined the Strategic Communications and Marketing Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2002, serving in a role that leveraged her public relations and media relations expertise to help build and elevate the image and reputation of various Medical Center programs on local, regional, national and international scales. She joined The Ohio State University’s Center for Personalized Health Care in 2011 and is responsible for identifying opportunities that enhance Ohio State's international and national reputation as a leader in advancing P4 Medicine. Kirk is also charged with developing and solidifying relationships, and promoting research efforts and expertise within the College of Medicine. Kirk has more than 17 years of professional and managerial healthcare industry experience in the areas of finance, project management, strategic communications and marketing, and public affairs andmedia relations. Prior to joining Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, she held numerous positions in the finance department at OhioHealth and was instrumental in implementing an automated information system, streamlining processes to be more efficient and cost-effective, and positively impacting the organization's bottom line. Kirk is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she majored in communications. As an undergraduate at Ohio State, Kirk served as a news-reporting intern and writer for the local ABC and Fox affiliates in Columbus.
Murugu Manickam, MD – Geneticist
Manickam is a medical geneticist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a joint appointment in The Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics. He is also assisting in the development of a master’s-level genetic counselor graduate training program at Ohio State. Manickam received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, completed a residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and a fellowship in Clinical Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and board-eligible in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics. His clinical interests include diagnosing and managing treatment for (currently)13 individuals with rare diseases, as well as risk assessment and preventive treatment for common complex genetic diseases.
Wendy Marczika – Assistant Director, Communications
Marczika holds a dual position within the CPHC and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Department of Strategic Communications and Marketing, specializing in research communications for the entire organization. She is involved in all day-to-day activities of the CPHC’s strategic communications in conjunction with the core initiatives of the Center. Marczika graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism/public relations and a minor in English. She has served in many strategic marketing communications roles in both health care and technology and has advertising/public relations agency, private industry and academic experience.
James Onate, PhD, ATC FNATA – Sports Medicine
Onate joined The Ohio State University in January 2010, as an associate professor in Ohio State’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. For the CPHC, he serves as a research scholar, focusing on the results of functional motion assessment to enhance performance and prevent injury (specifically focused on lower extremity injury). In 2002, Onate earned his PhD in human movement science, with a focus in biomechanics and motor learning, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as a research consultant to Naval Special Warfare groups based in Virginia Beach, Va.
Melanie Paris-Arum, MPH, MA – Program Director, Demonstration Projects
As the program director of Demonstration Projects for the CPHC, Paris-Arum is responsible for executing the Center’s pilot projects for the advancement of healthcare research and patient care. Prior to holding this position, Paris-Arum served as director of Strategic Health Alliances at the American Heart Association and executive director of Columbus Sister Cities International. She holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign language education and master’s degrees in public health and African studies, all from The Ohio State University.
Anna Salikhova, MS – Clinical Research Assistant
Salikhova joined The Ohio State University and the CPHC in June 2012 as a study recruiter for the OSUMC-Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. She comes most recently from Hematology Oncology Consultants INC (HOCI) Columbus, OH, where she coordinated daily activities of more than 20 therapeutic and observational studies in area of Oncology: Melanoma, Breast, NSCLC, Colon cancers and Hematology: CML, Iron Deficient Anemia, Myelodisplastic Syndrome, Multiple Myeloma, Refractory Follicular NHL, Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
7 years of her prior research experience at Dartmouth Medical School, NH include development and validation of biological assays for clinical trial, basic science research in cell signaling, angiogenesis, oncology and clinical research coordinating.
She is co-author of 16 publications in clinical research and basic science research. From 2006 Salikhova is active volunteer for Central Ohio Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Amy Curry Sturm, MS, CGC – Genetic Counselor
Sturm, an assistant clinical professor of Internal Medicine, specializes in genetic counseling and risk assessment for adult-onset genetic conditions. Her main clinical focus is inherited heart disease. Sturm sees patients in the Medical Genetics Program, the High Risk Family Heart Clinic and the Hereditary Heart Rhythm Disorders Clinic, all part of The Ohio State University’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. Sturm is one of two Ohio State genetic counselors working with the ongoing OSUWMC-Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. She also works with another Ohio State genetic counselor for a research project involving Family HealthLink, an online tool for patients that assesses risk for cancer and coronary heart disease. She is a founding member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Personalized Medicine Special Interest Group. Sturm earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baldwin-Wallace College and master’s degrees in molecular pathology and human genetics from The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, respectively.
Kevin Sweet, MS, CGC – Genetic Counseling
Sweet, a clinical associate professor in Internal Medicine, specializes in genetic counseling and risk assessment for adult-onset chronic disease. He is the senior genetic counselor on OSUWMC- Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative and directs the Family HealthLink research project, an online tool for patients that assesses risk for cancer and coronary heart disease. He is a member of the XGEN committee, the Ohio State component of the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN); a member of the Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship committee; and a founding member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Personalized Medicine Special Interest Group. Sweet earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in genetic counseling from Sarah Lawrence College.
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, MFA, MS, CCRC – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Worthen-Chaudhari is a research assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and associate director of the Motion Analysis and Recovery laboratory within that department. She connects rehabilitation science to the creative arts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Seeking to make physical rehabilitation following central nervous system (CNS) injury more engaging and more data-driven, Worthen-Chaudhari applies principles from dance and emerging digital technologies to evoke creative process during activity-based prescription performance.
Worthen-Chaudhari is a research assistant professor of Pphysical Mmedicine and rRehabilitation and associate director of the Motion Analysis and Recovery laboratory within that department. Dodd Hall at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
She earned an MFA in Dance at Ohio State and an MS in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Worthen-Chaudhari has more than a decade of experience conducting clinical research on central nervous system impairment and recovery.