CLIC Leadership

"Our mission is to serve the CTSA Program through coordination, transparent communication, actionable metrics, network analytics and innovative collaboration tools."

  • Debbie Ossip
    Co-Director

    Dr Ossip is a Professor of Public Health Sciences, Oncology, and Community Health, and the Director of the UR CTSA TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Health Research. Dr. Ossip has a long track record as a Principal Investigator for NIH-funded research, leading large multisite trials and training projects domestically and globally, with a particular focus on completing the translational continuum to population health application. She has worked extensively with networks to facilitate collaboration and synergistic outputs. She brings expertise in community-engaged research, multisite coordination and collaboration, innovative and distance learning, common metrics, and team science. Dr. Ossip, along with Dr. Zand, will oversee all aspects of CLIC, with particular focus on administrative organization, coordination with NCATS and the CTSA Network, synergy activities, outreach, and communications.

  • Martin Zand
    Co-Director

    Dr Zand is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester, co-Principal Investigator of the University of Rochester’s CTSA (UR CTSA) and is a member of the Consortium’s Methods and Processes Domain Task Force. Dr. Zand is also the Director of the Rochester Center for Health Informatics, which develops graph theory and network science methods for analyzing healthcare networks and patient journeys through the healthcare system.  His research laboratory studies B cell immunobiology and immune responses to vaccines and transplant antigens, computational modeling, cellular and molecular methods in human and animal models. Dr. Zand brings extensive experience in network science across the translational spectrum, from gene regulatory networks to healthcare networks.

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    Chief of Staff

    Mr. Rubinstein earned his MPH from the University of Massachusetts and his JD from Suffolk Law School. He has been actively involved with the CTSA Program since 2007. Mr. Rubinstein provides senior administrative oversight for all financial and operational management of the Rochester CTSI, including CLIC.

  • Jeanne Holden-Wiltse photo
    Executive Director

    Ms. Holden-Wiltse earned her MPH, concentration in Epidemiology, from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and her MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business. She has over 25 years of experience in health related research ranging from performing laboratory experiments, to analysis of clinical trials data and other clinical studies as a biostatistician, to managing research activities as director of team of multi-disciplinary staff to provide integrated research data integration and analytics for large center grants. Ms. Holden-Wiltse has primary administrative oversight for all aspects of CLIC operations and activities.  She also serves as CLIC liaison to the Informatics DTF.

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    Associate Director - Common Metrics

    Ms. Ruiz has an MA in Education with a concentration in Instruction from Central Michigan University. She has 18 years of experience in program administration and public health. This experience includes over 10 years managing projects working with federal, state, and local government funders to develop, plan, and implement evidence based programs across multiple institutions. She has extensive experience in training, evaluations, working with government and private stakeholders, and managing teams. As part of CLIC Ms. Ruiz oversees the Collaboration, Education and Common Metrics Teams.

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    Associate Director - IT and Analytics

    Mr. White earned his MS in Clinical Program Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 25 years of experience in health related research and analysis and has served as the Senior Program Manager for the Rochester Center for Health Informatics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. As part of CLIC Mr. White oversees the Data, Metrics, and Analysis Team, as well as participates as CLIC liaison to the Methods and Processes DTF

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