New additions to the AERD Team!

The AERD Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is happy to announce three new members to our team! Physician Assistant Jillian Bensko, research coordinator Deborah Gakpo, and lab technician Erin Lewis.

After completing her undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Studies at Skidmore, Jillian worked at the Asthma Research Center here at Brigham and Women’s as a research assistant. She then attended Providence College where she earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Study and joined our team in March of this year. In addition to providing care at the Allergy Clinic at 850 Boylston Street, Jillian will be in charge of new research projects and coordination for new patients.

Deborah recently completed her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College where she double-majored in Biology and Dance & Movement Studies. She will be overseeing a number of ongoing clinical trials in addition to other research projects in AERD.

Erin also attended Hamilton, where she completed her degree in Chemistry. She joined the team in the summer of 2018 and is responsible for the management, storage, and analysis of all biological samples gathered by the AERD team.