Saira Khan, PhD
Collaborator/Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware and a former postdoctoral research associate in the Division of Public Health Sciences. Her primary mentor was Dr. Drake. Dr. Khan’s research focuses on elucidating risk factors for adverse prostate cancer outcomes including recurrence and mortality, and reducing the burden of disparities in prostate cancer. She collaborates with Dr. Drake on both the prostate cancer prospective cohort study at the Washington University School of Medicine and a large Veterans Affairs cohort study that consists of all men diagnosed with prostate cancer at a VA hospital between 1997-2009.


Aleksandra Klim, RN, MHS, CCRC
Manager of Clinical Trials, Division of Urology

Alex has 15 years of research experience and manages clinical research in the Division of Urologic Surgery. She serves as resource for implementation of clinical projects as well as regulatory compliance for Drake lab projects.

Shivani Thakkar, MPH
Public Health Research Coordinator I

Stephanie Yoo
Public Health Research Coordinator I

Sarah Chavez, PhD
Senior Scientist

Nora Leahy
Public Health Research Coordinator II

Keisha Windham
Public Health Research Coordinator II

Former Staff

Sem Ghessese
Public Health Research Coordinator I

Danielle Rancillo, MS, MPH
Public Health Research Coordinator II

Katina Richardson, MD
Public Health Research Coordinator I

Graduate Students

Katherine Dienstbach, MPH – Saint Louis University
Rosario Silva, MPH – Saint Louis University
Shivani Thakkar, MPH – Saint Louis University
Keenya Frazier, MPH – Washington University

Ambriah Brown, MPH – Washington University
Shivan Shetty, MPH – Saint Louis University
Salma Abadin, MPH – Washington University
Danielle Boyd, MPH – Saint Louis University
Yismaw Hailegiorgis, MPH – Saint Louis University
Clairy Fang, MPH – Saint Louis University
Peter Luong, BA – Vanderbilt University
Colleen Kinneen, MPH – Washington University
Brandi Simmons, MPH – Saint Louis University
Uzoh Ikpeama, MD – Washington University