Mind Your Behind

Meet the PAC Study Team and Our Partners

PAC Study Team Leads

Alan Nyitray, PhD, Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, MCW Cancer Center and Center for AIDS Intervention Research

Alan is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His research has focused on the natural history of anal HPV infection and, most recently, anal cancer screening. The anal HPV epidemiology research has included studies with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, heterosexual couples, and heterosexual men. His current research assesses protocols for anal precancer and cancer screening. He has published more the 70 peer-reviewed papers on these topics and is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Prior to his HPV research, Nyitray delivered HIV prevention in a service capacity for 15 years.

Christopher Ajala, MD, MPH, Clinical Research Coordinator

Christopher is the lead clinical research coordinator supporting PAC Study activities in Chicago and Houston. Christopher has content expertise in scientific principles and research methodology. He has a master’s degree in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Twin Cities. In addition to his public health experience, he is a trained physician from Nigeria.

Bridgett Brzezinski, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator

Bridgett is the clinical research coordinator supporting PAC Study activities in Milwaukee. She works at the MCW Clinical Cancer Center, the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, and with five collaborating Milwaukee clinics, supporting participants and the community. Bridgett’s undergraduate background is in Corporate Communication and Women’s Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in Health Communication with a research focus on sexual health and physician-patient communication.

 

Meet the PAC Study Team and Our Partners

Milwaukee

Medical College of Wisconsin - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine/Center for AIDS Intervention Research/Clinical Cancer Center

Alan Nyitray, PhD

Christopher Ajala, MD, MPH

Bridgett Brzezinski, MA

Maritza Pallo, BA

Esmeralda Lezama-Ruiz, BA
 

PAC Study Partners in Milwaukee

Anal Dysplasia Program of Froedtert & MCW

Holton Street Clinic

Inclusion Health Clinic of Froedtert & MCW

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers – Chavez Clinic

Vivent Health

Chicago

University of Chicago – Chicago Center for HIV Elimination

Aniruddha Hazra, MD
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health

DeJuan Washington, MEd, Clinical Research Coordinator II
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health & Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE)

Andrew Richardson, DNP, APN
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health & Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE)

John Schneider, MD, MPH
Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

Houston

The University of Texas MD Anderson

Elizabeth Chiao, MD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences

University of Texas School of Public Health

Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH
Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health

Lou Weaver, Research Assistant III
Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health

Vanessa Schick, PhD
Department of Management, Policy and Community Health

PAC Study Partners in Houston

The Crofoot Research Center, Inc.

Harris Health Thomas Street Health Center


We would also like to thank our laboratory partners

Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Medical College of Wisconsin Tissue Bank