ReCHARGE Staff | UC Davis MIND Institute


  • Crystal Herrera
    Research Manager

    Crystal Herrera

    Crystal received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a minor in Spanish from UC Davis in 2005.   She has worked with UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute for over ten years.  She oversees the research clinical team and the day-to-day operations of the ReCHARGE/ECHO Study.

  • Ashley Ratcliffe-Ikemiyagi
    Research Supervisor

    Ashley Ratcliffe-Ikemiyagi

    Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood from UC Davis in 2008.  She has worked with the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and the CHARGE Study for over 12 years, before transitioning over the ReCHARGE.  She assists the Project Manager in overseeing the research team and the day-to-day operations of the study. She provides support to the research clinic team and tracks families progress through study protocols.

  • Masa Pravdic
    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Masa Pravdic

    Masa works with families through each stage of their participation in our study, from recruitment and clinic scheduling, to administering assessments with child participants, and conducting medical history, mental health, and environmental exposures interviews with parents. She strives to create as positive, supportive, and meaningful an experience as possible for our families, both to express our gratitude for their participation, as well as to provide them with the reassurance that whatever challenges they may be facing, they do not have to do so alone!

  • Tim Sullivan
    Phlebotomy Technician

    Tim Sullivan

    Tim works in the laboratory, processing, storing, and documenting all of the biological samples collected for ReCHARGE and ECHO, including blood, urine, saliva, hair, and more. He also preforms some of the blood draws.