Staff


Peter Bedocs, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist

Dr. Peter Bedocs is a Senior Scientist at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM).

Peter earned an MD and a PhD degree from Semmelweis University, Hungary. He joined the Henry M Jackson Foundation in 2009 and he has more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing basic science and animal research projects.

He is also a member of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, and the Department of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University.

 


 


CPT Robert (Trey) Burch III, MD
WRNMMC
Department of Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia &
Acute Pain Medicine Fellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Sianna Burnett
Research Assistant

Sianna Burnett is a Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). As a research assistant, she supports the research staff in carrying out ongoing projects at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

She has worked with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) since July 2019. Prior, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at George Mason University where she worked on research projects in genetics and bioinformatics.

Sianna is currently interested in going into the field of infertility and obtaining a graduate degree. She hopes to one day become a clinical embryologist.

 

 


 


Bryanna Canales
Research Assistant

Bryanna Canales is a Clinical Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She supports the research staff in carrying out various ongoing projects at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Prior to joining DVCIPM in July of 2019, she completed her BS in Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she researched tissue survival and adaptive mechanisms under conditions of low oxygen.

Bryanna plans to attend MIT for her PhD in Biology. She hopes to pursue a career in science policy.

 

 


 

 

 


Maria DiMarzio, BS
Program Assistant

Maria DiMarzio is a Program Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). In her role as Program Assistant, she supports both the research staff and leadership at DVCIPM.

She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2015 as a Research Assistant on several patient-reported outcomes studies.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with honors from Belmont University.

 

 

 

 


 


Harold Gelfand, MD
Co-Investigator
Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Germaine Herrera, MS
Research Coordinator
Joint Base San Antonio

Germaine Herrera is a Research Coordinator at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM).

She has been with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) since 2017. Before working for DVCIPM she was working with the Orthopaedic Department at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) as a Research Assistant; working primarily on the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION) and the Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation for Multiple Knee Injuries: A Multicenter Integrated Clinical Trial (STaR Trial).

Germaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with honors from Texas State University- San Marcos and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently working towards an accelerated NP program. In the future she hopes to complete a Ph.D. and continue working in research.

 

 


 


Guinevere Johnson, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

Guinevere Johnson is a Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She joined DVCIPM in 2019 and holds BAs in Psychology and Criminology. She is also completing a post-bacc program at UMD with plans to go to medical school.

 

 


 


Mike Kent, MD
Associate Investigator 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Alexandra Kane, BS
Research Assistant

Alexandra Kane is a Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She assists in several ongoing protocols at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center through the orthopedics clinic and anesthesia department.

She has been with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) since March 2018. Before that, she worked as a Medical Assistant at the Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland.

Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from Loyola University of Maryland and volunteers as an EMT in her community. She hopes to one day further her medical knowledge and skills as a Physician Assistant in the Air Force.

 

 


 


Marisa Kinnally, BS
Research Assistant
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Marisa Kinnally is a Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She assists in several ongoing protocols at the Naval Medical Center San Diego through the Anesthesia department.

She has been with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) since May 2017. Before that, she worked as a Research Specialist at the University of South Carolina focusing on children’s physical activity.

Marisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and is currently interested in continuing to pursue research with the military population.

 

 


 


Raymond "Bobby" Kroma, BS
Senior Research Assistant

Raymond “Bobby” Kroma is a Senior Research Assistant at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). He supports research staff with current protocols and clinical administrative duties at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Prior to joining DVCIPM in 2017, he worked as a research assistant in the Nutrition Science department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing pathways regulating metabolism.

Bobby obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 and plans to attend medical school.

 


 


Mary Jo Lindl, MS, RN
Research Nurse Coordinator
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Mary Jo Lindl is a Research Nurse Coordinator at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She works with a team to implement research protocols at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2017 and has been a clinical nurse specialist for many years with a background in critical care, case management, and clinical research.

Mary Jo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

 

 


 


Eugenio "Gene" Lujan, MD
Co-Investigator
Naval Medical Center San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Matthew Millington, BS
Senior Research Assistant

Matthew Millington is a Senior Research Assistant that joined the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) in August of 2016. As a Research Assistant, he works with research staff in several ongoing protocols in the Orthopedics Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Prior to joining the team at DVCIPM, Matt worked as an intern for the Henry M Jackson Foundation, Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) during the summer of 2014.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently interested in pursuing a doctorate of medicine.

 

 


 


Diane Papay, RN, BS, CCRP
Research Nurse Coordinator

Diane Papay is a Research Nurse Coordinator for the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM).  She works with a team of Research Assistants to execute research protocols. She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2003 and has been a registered nurse for over 20 years with a background in oncology research, intensive care and post-anesthesia care.

Diane attended the University of Pittsburgh on a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice.  She later attended Marymount University receiving a degree in nursing.  She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), and a US Army Veteran.

 


 


Mike Patzkowski, MD
Co-Investigator
Brooke Army Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Winifred Rojas, BSN, RN, CCRP
Research Nurse Coordinator

Winifred Rojas is a Research Nurse Coordinator at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). She works with a team of Research Assistants to implement research protocols.

She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2003 and worked for the Clinical Breast Care Project (CBCP) for 5 years prior to pursuing a career in nursing. She worked at Psychiatric Emergency Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center before returning to HJF and joining DVCIPM in 2012.

Winifred has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), and a US Army Veteran.

 

 


 


William Seymour, MPH
Data Project Coordinator

Will Seymour is a Data Project Coordinator for the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM).  He assists several studies at DVCIPM as a REDCap administrator. He joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2017 working on the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION). Will has previous clinical research experience with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Will has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University (GWU) and a BA in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College. He is also completing a data analytics boot camp at GWU.

 


 


Julie Tran, BS, CCRP
Research Coordinator

Julie Tran is a Research Coordinator at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). As a coordinator, she works with the research staff on several ongoing protocols.

She's been with Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) since August 2015. Before that, she worked as a research technician with Howard Hughes Medical Institution mapping out neural circuits of Drosophila for 3 years.

Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from George Mason University and currently plans to continue working in the clinical research field.

 

 

 


 

 


Jalika Tucker, BSN
Acute Pain Research Nurse

Jalikatu Tucker is an Acute Pain Research Nurse. She works in the Regional Anesthesia department, under Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Jalika has been with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation since July 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked 9 years as a Critical Care/Intermediate care Nurse, prior to joining Henry Jackson.