Meet Our Staff

We are pleased to introduce the ATHN staff—the people who are working every day to help ATHN achieve our goals and realize our mission. At ATHN, we all share a commitment to securing data, advancing knowledge, and transforming care for the bleeding and clotting disorders community.

Crystal Watson

Crystal Watson, ATHN's President and CEO has over 25 years of experience working in the blood disorders community in both government and nonprofit organizations. Since joining ATHN in 2008, Crystal has successfully championed the evolution of the technology and infrastructure underpinning the national database now being used to support research and surveillance.

Prior to joining ATHN, Crystal was with the CDC in the Division of Blood Disorders and the National Center for Public Health Informatics and spent 10-years with Hemophilia of Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina.


Becky Dudley

Becky Dudley is Vice President, Government and Community Projects, including Community Counts, the CDC Public Health Surveillance for Bleeding Disorders. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas. She has over 25 years of experience in the bleeding disorders community. Before joining ATHN in June 2012, Becky served for 12 years as the regional coordinator for the Region VII Hemophilia Program in Kansas City and 10 years at the HTC social worker at the Kansas City Regional Hemophilia Center.


Linda Magliocco

Before joining ATHN, Linda Magliocco was the director of finance and CFO at the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center in Rochester, New York for 26 years. She began working with ATHN in2006 as a volunteer helping with bookkeeping. She was invited to come on board full time as our finance director in 2013 and now serves as Vice President of Finance and Administration.


Dunlei Cheng

As ATHN’s biostatistician, Dunlei Cheng advises external investigators and in-house staff in designing research projects, conducting feasibility assessments and performing primary and secondary data analyses. He is responsible for producing the ATHN Research Report, a summary of ATHNdataset on a quarterly basis, and responding to ad-hoc queries.

Dunlei received his PhD in Statistics from Baylor University. For more than 10 years, he has worked on many observational studies, clinical trials, and funded scientific research projects, which have resulted in more than 30 peer-reviewed papers. He has utilized state-of-the-art statistical methods, including bootstrap, mixed model, multiple imputation, semi-parametric regression, propensity score, stochastic system, and meta-analysis, when these approaches are desirable for better answering the research questions and understanding available data. He is fluent with statistical software SAS and R, as well as SQL syntax.


Karen Droze

As the program director for the National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center (NHPCC), Karen devotes her time to the national quality improvement initiative, as well as other NHPCC working group activities and communications. She has a Master of Science degree from the University of South Florida, and over 25 years of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit health care sector. Before joining ATHN in June 2016, Karen served for 14 years as the regional coordinator for the Southeast Region Hemophilia Network at Hemophilia of Georgia.


Cathy Haupt

Cathy Haupt has more than 25 years experience working for nonprofit organizations. She is ATHN’s contact person for the ATHN Data Quality Counts grant, the ATHN Data Summit, and provides administrative support to various committees.

Before joining ATHN in 2007, Cathy worked for the College of American Pathologists as senior staff to the House of Delegates and as Membership Manager.


Chunla He

In her role as a senior biostatistician/health service researcher, Chunla He performs primary and secondary data analyses for monthly accrual report or per query, produces quarterly ATHN Research Report and quality metrics, and provides statistical advice for external collaborators concerning study designs and statistical analysis.

Chunla received her PhD degree in Biostatistics from the University of Georgia in 2017. She has a mixed background with Statistics, Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine. She has extensive statistical research experience and excellent publication record. Chunla has solid knowledge of a variety of statistical models, such as generalized linear models, mixed effects models, survival analysis, meta-analysis, and she is familiar several statistical software including SAS, R, SPSS, STATA, and SQL syntax.


Alan Shier

In his role as Community Support Leader, Alan Shier provides support and training for ATHN’s data management applications including Clinical Manager and Study Manager. He serves as the day-to-day liaison between ATHN's constituencies and the ATHN technical team.

Alan’s previous professional experience includes 15 years as a social worker at Hemophilia of Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville.


Normal Wolf

As ATHN’s Data Quality Manager, Norma’s focus is on the data quality assurance process to ensure collection of accurate and complete data at the treatment center level. She is a licensed registered nurse with a Master of Science in nursing and a Master of Business Administration. Before joining ATHN in April 2016, Norma served as the program manager for the Kansas City Regional Hemophilia Center.


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