Rene BaudrandDiana-LopezMollyLinda WiinbergAmy Steelehead shotKiara Taquechel
Volunteer Biology Tri Beta BHS, Biology ClubCivic Engagement ProgramSarah_Zaheer-35-Edit-1Jessica NewfieldGregHundemerMALFCathyKathleenAngelaAllegra

Rene Baudrand, MD

Rene BaudrandDr. Baudrand is an endocrinologist and adrenal specialist in Santiago, Chile. He completed his endocrine hypertension research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he conducted numerous studies related to the severity spectrum of primary aldosteronism and aldosterone physiology.

Diana Lopez, MD

Diana-LopezDr. Lopez started working in our lab as a medical student at Harvard Medical School. She is currently a resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She developed a large registry of patients with adrenal tumors and conducted novel research demonstrating that non-functional" adrenal neoplasia are associated with a significantly higher risk of developing incident cardiovascular and metabolic adverse outcomes.

Molly Connors, MD-candidate

MollyDr. Connors was a senior research coordinator who managed the lab's clinical trials focused on novel treatments for primary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D therapy.

Linda Wiinberg

Linda WiinbergLinda worked in our lab as a Northeastern University student. She helped develop and launch the Center for Adrenal Disorders Quality of Life Assessment Program.  This research initiative captures the quality of life metrics associated with patient conditions and tracks their progress over time.

Amy Steele, MD-candidate

Amy SteeleAmy Steele is currently a medical student at UC Davis.  She played an instrumental role in the development of the Center for Adrenal Disorders Tissue Repository and conducted research projects focused on adrenal neoplasia and hormone dysfunction.

Jasmine Torrey

head shotJasmine was an intern in our research group and helped conduct projects related to the diagnostic sensitivity of the aldosterone-to-renin ratio when influenced by dietary salt variability.

Kiara Taquechel

Kiara Taquechel
Volunteer Biology Tri Beta BHS, Biology ClubCivic Engagement Program

Kiara Taquechel worked in the lab during her co-ops as a Cell and Molecular Biology major at Northeastern University.

Sarah Zaheer, MD

Sarah_Zaheer-35-Edit-1Dr. Zaheer worked in the lab as an endocrine fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research focused on interactions between the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and parathyroid hormone.

Jessica Newfield

Jessica NewfieldJessica Newfield was senior research coordinator for the Vaidya Lab. She oversaw a large research project portfolio that included our clinical trials, human physiology studies, biospecimen registries, and prospective cohorts.

Gregory Hundemer, MD, MPH

GregHundemerDr. Hundemer is a nephrologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital who is conducting his post-doctoral fellowship in aldosterone physiology and primary aldosteronism. His research includes physiology studies investigating subclinical primary aldosteronism and outcomes studies evaluating medical therapies for primary aldosteronism.

Miguel-Angel Luque Fernandez, PhD, MPH

MALF Dr. Luque Fernandez is the chief epidemiologist and statistician in our lab. He received his Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Public Health from the University of Granada (UGR, Spain) and the ULB (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium). He also has an MSc in Biostatistics from the University of Newcastle, Australia, an MSc in Epidemiology from the ULB and an MPH from the UGR. He has also worked at the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (University of Cape Town). He currently works at the Harvard School of Public Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Meng Cathy Hao, MD

Cathy Dr. Hao is a Harvard Medical Student who spent two years during medical school working in the Vaidya lab. She developed a large cohort of incidentally discovered adrenal tumors and her studies focus on the risk factors for developing adrenal neoplasia and the cardiometabolic consequences that may develop once they occur.

Kathleen Marion, NP

Kathleen Kalie is a nurse practitioner who oversees our adrenal research program, including study participants and research coordinators. She also has expertise in managing clinical patients with adrenal disorders.

Angela X. Chen, MBBS, MPH

Angela Dr Chen is an Australian endocrine fellow who trained at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Her clinical and research interests are in the areas of glucocorticoid and cardiovascular endocrinology and diabetes medicine.

Allegra Sacco, BA

AllegraAllegra is a research coordinator who oversees our studies focused on aldosterone physiology. She is a graduate of Bates College and is looking forward to furthering her career in healthcare and research.