About Our Team

Uma Mahadevan MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Mahadevan is a global expert in the management of pregnancy in IBD and the principal investigator for PIANO which she launched in 2007. She has multiple publications, review articles and book chapters on the subject as well as others in the field of IBD. She has an interest in education and is a founder of the GUILD Conference, Director of the UCSF IBD Updates course and Director of the UCSF Advanced IBD Fellowship. She is a recipient of the American Gastroenterology Association Research Mentor Award (2022) and the Sherman Prize (2022).

Millie D. Long MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Long's clinical practice is at the UNC Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) center. Her research interests include prevention of complications of IBD, women's health and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Long has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to the medical literature. She is currently Co-Investigator on the PIANO cohort where she focuses on clinical epidemiology and data analysis. She is also Co-Director of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Clinical Research Alliance, a collaborative of investigators performing clinical outcomes research in IBD. She is Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Jessica Lim

Ms. Lim (UCSF) is the Senior study coordinator for PIANO, overseeing all study sites and coordinators.

Nicole Arima

Ms. Arima is the lead site study coordinator for PIANO at UCSF.

Wenli Chen MS, MA

Programmer and Web Developer
Data Management Center
Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wenli Chen has extensive experience with web-development systems for clinical research in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). She has been lead programmer for a number of IBD registries including PIANO (Pregnancy in IBD and Neonatal Outcomes), IBD Partners Patient Powered Research Network and PREVENT-COVID (Partnership to report Effectiveness in Vaccination in populations Excluded from Initial Trials of Coronavirus Disease).

Our Study Sites

Remote Enrollment from any US location:
Jessica Lim
Email: jessica.lim@ucsf.edu

University of California San Francsico
PI: Dr. Uma Mahadevan

Contact: Jessica Lim

Medical College of Wisconsin
PI: Dr. Poonam Beniwal-Patel

Contact: Alexandra Bruss
Massachusetts General Hospital
PI: Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan

Contact: Rachel Glasser
University of Miami
PI: Dr. Siobhan Proksell

Contact: Niurka Colina

Mayo Clinic Rochester
PI: Dr. Sunanda Kane

Contact: Jessica Boyum

Minnesota Gastroenterology
PI: Dr. Robert McCabe

Contact: Amanda Devers
Weill Cornell Medicine
PI: Dr. Ellen Scherl

Contact: Faitha Chabouni
University of Chicago
PI: Dr. Russel Cohen

Contact: Kristi Kearney

Houston Methodist Hospital
PI: Dr. Bincy Abraham

Contact: Zinah Rasheed

University of North Carolina
PI: Dr. Millie Long

Contact: Madison Schumacher
University of Maryland
PI: Dr. Seema Patil

Contact: Beth Scism
Vanderbilt University
PI: Dr. Dawn Beaulieu

Contact: Tanner Rakos