Study Team

Calum MacRae

Principal Investigator

Dr. Calum A. MacRae is a physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He received his medical degree from University of Edinburgh Medical School and his PhD from the University of London. His research interests include defining new ways to measure health and disease to improve our ability to prevent and treat illness. He is particularly focused on empowering individuals to understand and manage their own health and wellness and excited to accelerate the translation of new findings into broad public use.

Angela Spillane

Senior Project Manager

Angela has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and Master’s of Science in biomedical engineering with a specialty in clinical engineering from the University of Connecticut. She has over 7 years of experience implementing new technology across large healthcare organizations. She is passionate about changing healthcare for the better and is excited that the Apple Heart & Movement Study is rooted in academia but has real world implications!

Courtney Smith

Project Manager

Courtney received a master’s degree in exercise and sports science from Merrimack College. She is involved in the recruitment process and operations of several cardiovascular studies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She enjoys speaking with participants and is excited to see how technology can help people lead more active, healthier lives. 

James Truslow

Data Scientist

James Truslow holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Boston University. Prior to his role in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, he was a computational modeler working on the development of medical devices, including a blood-oxygenation device and a hemofiltration device.

Diana Nascimben

Research Coordinator

Diana graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2021. She is excited to learn more about the role of technology in improving health outcomes.

Kat Cyr

Data Scientist

Kat has her MS in Biostatistics from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics from Amherst College. Additionally, she is a proud community college graduate and is passionate about including women, low-income and other historically underrepresented groups in medical research. Her prior work includes the use of natural language processing on medical record notes and comparative effectiveness studies for the treatment of COVID-19.

Huiming Lin

Data Scientist

Huiming received her PhD in Statistics from Rice University. She has experience in developing novel statistical methods for fundamental inference problems as well as applying statistical models to real-world medical data. She is passionate about understanding and discovering the pattern of noisy data through the effective use of data science, with a particular interest in healthcare.

Shinichi Goto

Data Scientist

Dr. Shinichi Goto is an MD, PhD who received his degree from Keio University School of Medicine. While being a fully-trained cardiologist, he has deep expertise in data science. Shinichi’s primary focus has been to study the application of data science techniques to biological data with the goal of identifying unappreciated phenotypes and uncovering associations between multi-dimensional data with the phenotypes.

Fanual Berhe

Research Coordinator

Fanual earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health & Society from Vanderbilt University. He has worked in Neurology and Psychology research labs and is enthusiastic about furthering his knowledge in the field of preventive healthcare research.

Hannah Keough

Research Coordinator

Hannah received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Providence College. She has experience in organic chemistry and biochemistry labs, and looks forward to learning more about the role of technology in health and wellness.

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