Mary Phan is a clinical research coordinator currently working under Dr. Rinad Beidas' R01 Grant: Fidelity Accuracy: Comparing Three Strategies (FACTS). In addition to working at CMHPSR, Mary also dedicates her time as a manager at a psychiatrist's office - Capstone Behavioral Associates - working alongside Dr. Biju Basil, MD. Her interest in research began when she interned at Temple University's Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) for two semesters, in which she continued her interest by interning at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for a year. She received her B.A. in psychology at Temple University in 2016 and plans on getting her PhD in clinical psychology in the near future. On her free time, Mary likes to nerd out on sci-fi shows, anime and talk about aliens.
Zinnia Piotrowski MEd, BCBA
Zinnia is a certified special education teacher and board certified behavior analyst. Zinnia has a Master's degree in special education from Temple University and graduate certificate in Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. Zinnia is a former autism support teacher with experience in grades K-2 and 6-8. In 2010 Zinnia began working as a behavior analyst for children with autism, providing ABA services in home and school settings. She joined the CMHPSR team full time in 2012 and currently leads the school based consultation team.
Megan Reilly is a clinical research coordinator working under the direction of Dr. Rinad Beidas. She is assisting Dr. Beidas, Dr. David Mandell, and Dr. Kevin Volpp on the Center-wide P50 ALACRITY grant, which aims to use behavioral economics and implementation science to improve mental health service delivery. Prior to arriving at CMHPSR, Megan received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, where her capstone research focused on the relationship between team sports participation and depression. Megan graduated from Haverford College in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. In her free time, you can usually find her running, drinking iced coffee, or coaching field hockey.
Erica Reisinger Blanch, MSEd
Erica Reisinger has worked for Dr. David Mandell since 2008 and currently manages the Center's portfolio of school-based intervention research projects and consultation contracts. Erica has a Master's of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's of Science degree from Temple University. She is certified in early childhood and elementary education with a focus on multicultural and urban education. Erica is interested in ways to improve how the family, school, and community work collaboratively to improve opportunities for traditionally underserved populations. Before joining the Center, Erica was involved in other educational research initiatives with the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph's University, and The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Keiran Rump, PhD
Dr. Rump is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. She leads the Penn Medicine Autism Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducts comprehensive evaluations and treatment planning for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Rump also coordinates clinical training and provides clinical supervision and consultation for several of the autism-related research projects led by Dr. David Mandell. Dr. Rump’s professional interests include improving access to appropriate, quality, evidence-based interventions for individuals with autism. Her research interests include emotion processing in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, how this changes with development, and how this relates to the assessment and treatment of comorbid anxiety disorders. Dr. Rump received her PhD in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and her fellowship at the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Siyuan (Lisa) Shen, MUSA
Lisa is a data manager providing database support for various projects at the Center. Lisa started as an intern at the Center and officially joined the Center in 2015. She works closely with Dr. Aileen Rothbard and Dr. Elizabeth Noll. She is currently working with both Primary data and Secondary data. She helps with creating, managing the REDCap database, and performing quality assurance checks on administrative data received from external sources. Lisa graduated from PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a Master Degree of Urban Spatial Analytics. She enjoys exploring Philly restaurants in her spare time.
Max is a clinical research coordinator at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research working under the supervision of Erica Reisinger and David Mandell on the Ro1 Grant: The Use of TeachTown Technology in Autism Support Classrooms. He received a B.S. in psychology from Tulane University where he conducted research under Dr. Michael Cunningham’s on resilience and vulnerability in African American youth. While living in New Orleans, he also spent extensive time working at the NFL YET Boys & Girls club among many other youth educational organizations. In his free time, Max likes to run, hike, and play soccer!
Manager, Administration & Finance
Ming Xie, MS
Ming Xie has over 5 years of experience quarrying, cleaning and coding Medicaid and other health claims data. She is currently responsible for cleaning and structuring the state policy, Medicaid, education and county-level data for analysis. She also runs validity checks on data elements and manages the integrity and security of the data for the studies. She received her master's degree in Applied Statistics from Villanova University in 2004.
Kelly Zentgraf provides support on the P50 ALACRITY Center grant under Drs. Rinad Beidas, David Mandell, and Kevin Volpp. In addition, she assists on Dr. Beidas's R01 grant, Fidelity Accuracy: Comparing Three Strategies (FACTS). She graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Kelly enjoys practicing yoga and reading.