About Us

Nurse Alumnae

The Office of Research is building on the traditions of academic nursing established over 100 years ago at Stanford and that continue to be supported by our Nurse Alumnae. Stanford Nurse Alumnae are key supporters of nursing education and research-related activities at Stanford Health Care and contribute to the excellence of front-line clinical staff.


Office of Research Team

Michelle Williams, PhD, RN

Executive Director &
Research Scientist

Maria Yefimova, PhD, RN

Research Scientist

Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN

Research Scientist

Nicholas Berte, MSN, RN

Research Program Manager

Debbie Hsieh, MS, MHA

Business Manager

Sana Younus, PMP

Project Manager

Eleanor Portacio Abea

Program Project Coordinator