Beth Uberseder

Beth Uberseder

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Beth Uberseder (she/her) is a Research Manager at MIDAS, connecting with the diverse U-M research community in a variety of ways, from community building and research incubation activities to building training programs. Beth joined MIDAS from the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan, and previously worked on a public health focused team at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Indiana University and spent more than a decade of her early career in libraries.

Outside of work hours, Beth loves sharing her passion for reading with children, playing soccer, and spending lots of time outdoors (especially hiking and biking) with her family.

Ben Surgalski

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Ben is an Administrative Assistant at MIDAS. He is a native of Traverse City, MI, with a Bachelors in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Prior to attending college, Ben played Junior A hockey for 4 years with stints in Helena Montana and Seattle Washington. His hobbies include playing hockey, golfing, hiking, and traveling. He is a newlywed and has a 2 year old Golden Retriever named Finnegan.

Ivana Tullett

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Ivana is the managing director of the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA), an NSF-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). In this role, she supports Dr. Kayvan Najarian, DATA’s Director, in operational, regulatory and administrative matters related to the Center’s activities.

Prior to joining MIDAS, Ivana oversaw regulatory and data compliance, data-related contracting and information security, and managed several operations-related projects at a non-profit impact organization affiliated with the University of Michigan. She also has experience with negotiating data use agreements, and with handling a wide range of health care regulatory compliance issues, including the use of protected health information in research, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships, and fraud, waste and abuse.

Ivana holds an LLM from the Charles University in Prague and an LLM and a research doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. She is Certified in Healthcare Compliance.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and biking.

Mark Garrett

Mark Garrett

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Mark is the Program Manager for the AI in Science and Engineering Postdoc Program in MIDAS. He oversees many different aspects of the Postdoc program, including marketing, recruiting, and the on-boarding of new fellows, along with day-to-day operations of the program. He earned his PhD degree in Higher Education Administration from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. He has an extensive amount of experience in the field of higher education, having served as the Graduate Programs Coordinator for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University and as the Managing Director for the Master of Management Program in the Ross School of Business at Michigan.

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Rachel Sutton

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Rachel Sutton is a Project Manager with MIDAS. She received her Bachelor’s in Latin Language and Literature from University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Higher Education as a part-time student with the School of Education at University of Michigan, focusing on Philanthropy, Advancement, and Development. Her main interests in data science include its intersection with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and its utility in realizing social justice ideals.

Outside of work and school, Rachel spends most of her time friends, family, and her basset hound Olive.

Jonathan Dong

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Jonathan Dong is a student web developer at MIDAS. As part of his role, he manages the MIDAS website by creating new web pages and keeping information up to date. Jonathan is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Computer Science and Engineering Physics.

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Timothy Raxworthy

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Tim Raxworthy is a graduate student at the Michigan Program for Survey and Data Science at the Institute for Social Research. He is currently completing the first year of the two year program. For his undergraduate degree he studied survey and social science research at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some of his research interests include data collection and cross national survey research.

Jordan McKay

Jordan McKay

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Jordan McKay is a Project Associate Manager at MIDAS. An Ann Arbor native, Jordan received his Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Michigan, and his Masters in Information at the University of Michigan School of Information. Outside of business hours, Jordan also works as a conductor, concert pianist, and Music Director with a number of organizations in the Ann Arbor area.

In addition to his duties administrating the day-to-day operations for MIDAS, its website, its events, and its part-time staff, Jordan is an engaged member of the data science community. Jordan is a determined advocate for ethical AI, data sovereignty, accessibility, digital privacy, and humane information system design, and is proud to be a member of a team that is working to make data a force for good in our society.

Charlotte Matik

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Charlotte Matik is a current Junior at the University of Michigan studying Economics and Psychology. She is the President and Co-Founder of Model Federal Open Market Committee (MFED), an organization devoted to spreading financial literacy both on and off campus and representing the University of Michigan in the College Fed Challenge held by the Federal Reserve. She is also the Vice President and Resident Agent of VIPs Fund, a developing nonprofit working to protect and support endangered primate species through sustainability-made clothes and alleviating the economic reliance our society shares on unsustainable products as a whole.

Shane Redman

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Shane Redman, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). He is a political scientist whose research interests include political representation, judicial politics, political behavior, and public opinion, with a focus on historically marginalized communities. His work has been published in a variety of political science journals, including the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and American Politics Research.

Prior to joining MIDAS, Dr. Redman worked as a Senior Data Project Manager at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, MPA from Eastern Michigan University, and BA from the University of Michigan.