SCHARP Leadership

Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP)


Peter Guarino, SCHARP Director

Principal Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Associate Clinical Professor, Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health

As the Director of SCHARP, Dr. Guarino manages overall operations and provides leadership, direction and oversight to SCHARP and SCHARP’s Senior Leadership Team. He partners with the Fred Hutch faculty SDMC PIs to set SCHARP’s strategic goals to ensure continuation of SCHARP’s best-in-class status. He is committed to advancing SCHARP in its mission of being a globally recognized high quality statistical and data management center. Dr. Guarino is also dedicated to fostering a great workplace environment that develops and empowers staff, promotes a healthy work/life balance, is mission focused, and rewarding for employees.

His past work includes 15 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center in West Haven, Connecticut, where he served 5 years as the director. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University School of Public Health.

Ed Slezinger

Ed Slezinger, Data Management Unit (DMU) Head

Ed provides leadership to the unit, establishes plans for the long-term development and stability of the DMU and collaborates with other unit heads to develop organizational goals, objectives and strategy. As a  member of SCHARP's Senior Management Team he engages with our research partners' leadership to support the implementation of good clinical data management practices. As the head of data management, he develops policy, procedures and methods and oversees the development of and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures, applicable clinical trial regulations and confidentiality requirements. He promotes his employees’ individual talents and capitalizes on their strengths to aid in the development of outstanding data management.

Matt Martin

Matt Martin, Technology Systems & Services (TSS) Unit Head

Matt manages TSS staff responsible for software development, system support and operations, and system administration of SCHARP’s information technical infrastructure. He is also a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, representing Information Technology and providing technical leadership and guidance on long-term strategic planning and day-to-day operational issues. Since being at SCHARP, Matt has aligned IT operations with industry best practices by implementing standard IT practices and roles within the TSS unit.

Gisele Desrochers

Gisele Desrochers, Clinical Quality Assurance Manager

In her role as Quality Assurance Manager, Gisele provides leadership, direction and oversight of SCHARP’s quality and regulatory compliance activities in accordance with regulations, guidelines and standards governing the clinical trials industry. She develops goals and objectives, procures necessary resources and prescribes courses of action to accomplish goals. She works with senior management to develop quality strategies for SCHARP and applies them to produce outcomes that meet superior standards. Gisele is also the primary contact for regulatory inspections and third party client audits and is responsible for implementing client satisfaction efforts. She is devoted to the enhancement of her department and the satisfaction of her employees.