Intelligent Real World Evidence

We are accelerating advances in patient care leveraging the largest Provider Based Network (PBN) in Rheumatology. Our real world data, world class research team and targeted, technology-enhanced clinical education programs yield compelling outcome based science.

We are advancing healthcare through real world data, technology, and clinical insights.

Data is the new currency of healthcare. It is the at the very basis of what we do. Our data provides more than the just opportunity to discover, it allows us to impact the medical community as we improve physician care and patient's lives.

We are compelled to create change - to inform and inspire. We are committed to results by leveraging technologically enhanced intelligence and proven scientific methodologies.Most of all though, we are consumed with advancing patient care.

Scientists. Clinicians. Technologists.
Agents of Change.

Our leadership team offers a unique combination of skills and capabilities that uniquely qualify us for your task.

Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Jeffrey R Curtis, M.D. is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist focused on the efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and safety of the medications used to treat inflammatory disease. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has been the Co-PI of the PCORI-funded Patient Powered Research Network “Arthritis-Power” registry, focused on RA, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. He has been a member of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Herpes Zoster workgroup, and in 2015, he was appointed as a member to the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee.

Brian Owens


Brian is an experienced executive and business builder. His background includes building mission-critical enterprise technology platforms, and harnessing big data to create value, insights and predictable outcomes.

Within Illumination Health he is our executive sponsor and contracts and compliance lead, as well as developing our products portfolio and building executive relationships throughout our client and physician network.

Patrick Stewart

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick is responsible for all Product and Technology at Illumination Health. He joined the company to build and implement exciting new technologies and data mining strategies designed to make a difference in patient's lives.

He spends his day focused on software development, product management, and information security.

Fenglong Xie, Ph.D.

VP of Epidemiology

Xie obtained his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UAB in 2018. He also holds a Masters in Biostatistics from UAB and a degree in Biochemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. Previous to working at Illumination Health he has worked as a Lead Statistician and Scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 2001. His hobbies are gardening and fishing.

Danielle Grauer

VP Client Solutions

Danielle joined the team 4 years ago with expertise in medical technology deployments. Her initial role was to help design and implement proprietary technology and services throughout our physician network nationally.

Her current responsibilities include the ENRGY physician network, all strategic medtech systems deployments, as well as her role as VP Client Solutions for the department.

Meet Our Team

Blending the capacities of a Clinical Research Organization with a PBRN rheumatology site network, our expertise covers the landscape of skills needed to conduct real-world evidence studies. Mixing deep subject matter knowledge with clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics (traditional and machine learning), informatics, data science, and clinical operations (including EDC and Clinical Trial Management systems), the IlluminationHealth team can support research of all types.

Sandeep (Simi) K Sodhi, M.D.

Director of Clinical Research

Deanna Van Rensburg‍

Sales Operations Manager

Rob Ayala

Front End Developer

Farris Husseini

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

Ahmed Malik

Clinical Research Manager II

Cooper Porter

Senior Software Engineer

Eric Adem

Senior Software Engineer

Jessica Ryan, MPH

Research Program Managers

Mark Shinkonis

Data Architect

Debra Stevenson

Research Program Managers

Amy Mudano, MPH‍

Senior Epidemlologist

Yujie Su

Senior Statistician

Neville Timol

EHR Support Coordinator

Our partners

Arthritis Power
Bendcare - Healthier Healthcare
GHLF creakyjoints
The University of Alabama Birmingham
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
University of Florida
University of Pennsylvania
OMI - outcomes matter innovation
Oregon Health & Science University
Duke Health University
Nextgen Healthcare
Cardinal Health

Our Clients Are Improving Patient Outcomes

Our Clients