Past contributors

  • Johanna Foerster

    Johanna Foerster was the original Genes for Good Study Coordinator. She earned a PhD in molecular biology and had further training as Clinical Research Associate. Before joining our team she worked as Monitor and Study Coordinator in multi-site clinical trials.

  • Ellen Schmidt

    Ellen Schmidt completed her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at University of Michigan and has worked on several notable projects in human genetics. She has worked on many aspects of Genes for Good, including mentoring our undergraduate research assistants. 

  • Kate Brieger

    Kate Brieger is an MD/PhD student in the Biostatistics department. She has worked extensively on analyzing the quality of the phenotypes we are collecting and is currently drafting a paper describing the study's potential.

  • Alejandro de la Vega

    Alejandro de la Vega has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder and is interested in advancing web-based experiments to study a variety of domains, including how people problem-solve and make decisions about the future. He contributed heavily to the interactive surveys and has done some preliminary analyses to verify that the data collected is reliable.