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Faculty and Staff

Katherine E. Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.  
Dr. Hartmann is a Senior Fellow and Founding Director of the Vanderbilt University EPC and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also the Deputy Director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, where she serves as Director of Women´s Health Research, and as the Lucius E. Burch Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hartmann is a health care and reproductive epidemiologist. She received her medical training as well as a master´s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her residency and doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina. She was the founding director of the Center for Women´s Health Research at the University of North Carolina before joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University in 2006.

Nila A. Sathe, M.A., M.L.I.S. 
Ms. Sathe is the Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt University EPC and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy . She joined the EPC team in June of 2009, bringing with her expertise in communication, project management, organization, and appraisal of the literature. As a program manager and Assistant Director for the EPC she orchestrates the various phases of evidence reviews and works closely with methods and content leads and project coordinators to ensure that reviews are on track and participates as an investigator on review teams. She also contributes to literature abstracting and content development and contributes knowledge from her background in information science and informatics.

Shanthi Krishnaswami MBBS., M.P.H.
Dr. Krishnaswami is a Staff Scientist in the EPC and a physician by training (India) with a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology (infectious diseases) from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She has worked in various roles in several research projects in areas including mental retardation, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, hemophilia, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, spinal cord injury surveillance, clinical depression, and hypertension and the elderly. Dr. Krishnaswami has many years of electronic data management and statistical analysis experience, spanning literature reviews to managing and analyzing data to summarizing results for conferences and papers. Dr. Krishnaswami has coauthored several journal articles in the past 15+ years. Her medical background combined with her epidemiology training and extensive research experience in many fields of medicine will be helpful across the evidence review process.