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Statement of Inclusion

The Falcone Lab is committed to an open, fair, and inclusive work culture and environment, where everyone is welcome and supported. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to create an environment where everyone can do their best work.  We recognize that potential applicants and members of our community face barriers to access and representation. We also recognize an ongoing need for diversity within our lab, across our institution and in the fields of medicine and biomedical research in general. In all of our research studies, we aim to eliminate bias from study recruitment and include persons from all backgrounds and experiences. 

Guido J. Falcone, MD, ScD, MPH

Principal Investigator

Guido is a Neurologist with subspecialty training in Neurocritical Care and Stroke, and an Epidemiologist with expertise in Population Genetics and Big Data. He received his MD magna cum laude from the University of Buenos Aires and completed his clinical training at FLENI (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston, United States). He also completed a Masters of Public Health (concentrating in Quantitative Methods) and a Doctorate in Epidemiology (with minors in Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Julian N. Acosta, MD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Julian is a Neurologist currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He received his MD magna cum laude from the National University of the Northeast (Argentina) and completed his clinical training at FLENI (Buenos Aires, Argentina). His research interests include the use of clinical data, genomics, radiomics and novel modeling tools like machine learning to better understand the underlying biology of stroke.

Natalia Szejko, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Natalia is a Neurologist currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She received her MD from the Medical University of Warsaw (Poland).  Her clinical and research background includes mainly movement disorders, particularly, Tourette syndrome and tics. She has been awarded a number of international grants and awards such as Fellowship of the Kosciuszko Foundation and Scientific Award for the Best Young Scientist granted by the journal Polityka (Poland). She has completed her clinical and scientific background with various international fellowships in Germany, Austria, Spain and the US. Her research aims to find whether genetically-determined hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are associated, individually or jointly, with increased risk of late-onset dementia. 

Stacy C. Brown, MD

Clinical Fellow in Neurocritical Care

Stacy is a physician completing her fellowship in Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and medical degree with Honors in Research from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. She completed residency in Neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident. Her research focuses on the development of novel imaging and computational approaches to studying the impact of cerebral small vessel disease and aging on contemporary interventional strategies for patients with non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhages.

Audrey C. Leasure, BS

Medical Student

Audrey is a medical student at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on the impact of cerebral small vessel disease on the response to treatment and secondary injury in intracerebral hemorrhage.

Rommell B. Noche, MS

Postgraduate Research Associate

Rommell Noche is a postgraduate research associate in the Falcone lab. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on stroke in middle-aged adults and vascular risk factors for frailty.

Cameron Both, ScB

Postgraduate Research Associate

Cameron is a research associate at Yale New Haven Hospital in the Divisions of Stroke and Neurocritical Care & Emergency Neurology. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science: ScB – Applied Mathematics-Biology and AB – Anthropology. His research interests focus on the clinical applications of genomic and epigenomic data analysis, especially in large-scale data sets such as the UK Biobank and in diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Kevin N. Vanent, ScB

Postgraduate Research Associate

Kevin is a research associate at Yale New Haven Hospital in the Divisions of Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology. He graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. His research focuses on the impact of cerebral small vessel disease on the response to treatment and secondary injury in intracerebral hemorrhage.

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