Ms. Bruening is an informatics project specialist, serving as the front door contact for the Clinical Informatics Secure Research Environment. Kellie consults and assists clinical investigators with their informatics project(s) requirements and specifications. She also provides documentation for data management and database development project activities, as well as project management and coordination for the Computational Biology team focusing on the development of procedures, guidelines and standards.
James M. Warfe
Mr. Warfe currently leads the CWRU Information Technology Services Research Computing team that develops and implements IT strategy for the research enterprise utilizing best practices in industry and academia. Trained in information systems and health care informatics he is the co-Director of the CWRU ICB clinical informatics team and a staff member in the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource for the Case CCC. Mr. Warfe currently provides support to the CWRU BTERNet (PI: Chak) and CWRU GI SPORE (PI: Markowitz) projects. He has extensive experience in high performance computing, complex disease data modeling, data management, and study design.
Mr. Mergler leads a team supporting translational informatics efforts in oncology. He is the Director of Cancer Informatics for the University Hospital Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center (affiliated with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center) where he holds a leadership position for the implementation of clinical informatics solutions. Additionally, he is co-Director of the CWRU ICB clinical informatics team supporting research informatics efforts. He completed his MBA and undergraduate studies in Management Information Systems with professional certifications in project management (PMP) and healthcare IT (CPHIMS). He has extensive experience in custom application development, enterprise data warehousing, complex data integrations, complex disease data modeling, and data management.
Devin Tian, Ph.D. is a Data Architect for the ICB Translational Informatics team. Dr. Tian received his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in Computer Science in 2006. Before joining the team, he worked at the Cleveland Clinic as a Sr. Software Architect for 9 years. His areas of expertise include various programming languages, MVC, OOP, component-based development, application & database Integration, SQL Server/Oracle data management, and Epic Chronicles/Cache development. He is adept in all phases of the project lifecycle, with an emphasis on software/project design, application development, data transformation, project management and system integration. He is also interested in data science and cloud Computing, including large scale data integration and the Semantic web, biomedical and clinical Informatics, including pragmatics of ontology, data capture, integration, management, Interface-driven software engineering and theoretical computer science.