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Assistant to the Chair

Location: 250F Lincoln Tower
Phone: (614) 685-4685

Megan BeVier is the Assistant to the Chair, Dr. Lang Li. Megan's responsibilities include the oversight of all communication from the Chair's office, assistance with recruiting, and organization of department front office. Megan has over 14 years of experience facilitating  and encouraging research at OSU and specializes in collaboration. Megan received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and has received many awards for her work and contribution to the University.


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Assistant to the Vice Chair

Location: 250K Lincoln Tower
Phone: (614) 293-6899

Anita is the Assistant to the Vice Chair, Dr. Soledad Fernandez and  Dr. John Bridges, Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Surgery. Anita’s responsibilities include calendar management, maintaining collaborative scheduling efforts between BMI, the Center for Biostatistics, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, coordinating logistics for the external seminar speakers, assisting as backup for the Assistant to the Chair, as well as other administrative functions in the department.  Anita most recently worked at LBrands with the Mast Global team, and prior to that she has 15 years of service at the university in various roles.  She received her Master’s degree from OSU Fisher College of Business in 2011.


 Judith Buster

Department Administrator

Location: 250L Lincoln Tower​
Phone: (614) 688-6764
Email: Judith.Buster@osumc.edu

Judith has been with the department since  2012. As Department Administrator, Judith manages the administrative team as a whole. She also takes part in numerous departmental planning strategies, such as budget planning, policy development, and faculty recruitment. Judith received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and has been essential to the evolution of the department’s vision.​


Michelle Freeman

Business Manager​

Location: 250D Lincoln Tower​
Phone: (614) 366-2561
Email: Michelle.Freeman@osumc.edu

Michelle joined the admin team in 2018.  Michelle’s responsibilities include:  oversight and management of complex administrative, human resource and fiscal functions; provides comprehensive financial management of a variety of funds; leads special projects across all entities.; participates in the Department Leadership Team; serves as the lead administrator in the absence of the Administrator.  Michelle worked for the University for 15 year in various departments. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.​

 ​Gabrielle Kokanos​, MA

Education Program Manager

Phone: (614) 685-9231

Gabrielle has been with the department since 2014. As Education Program Manager, she serves as the primary point of contact for all education-related activities in our department, including all BMI courses, biomedical informatics masters programs, the  online certificate program, the biomedical informatics summer internship program, and many others. She manages the hiring process for trainees, postdoctoral scientists, and visiting scholars. Gabrielle plans departmental events that are educational, operational, or research-oriented in nature, including training workshops, research seminars and journal clubs, and departmental retreats. Students wanting more information about our Department's educational initiatives should contact Gabrielle via BMI.Education@osumc.edu or visit the education page for more details.

 Mikayla McCormic

Service Line Coordinator

Phone: (614)293-0074

Mikayla joined the BMI admin team in 2017. As service line coordinator, Mikayla's main role is managing the intake of new projects and maintaining MOUs, SOWs, and PSAs for the department. She also curates the department website and promotes BMI-related events through multiple media outlets. Mikayla received her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University in 2015 and has worked for OSU since then.


Jasmine Scott

Fiscal Associate