Meet the Team

Izabela Leahy

Izabela Leahy, RN, BSN, MS

Executive Director/Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Research Associate in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

IRB Member since 2005

Research Director
Education: Boston College, 1997 BSN, 2006 MS

As the Executive Director for the Department Izabela integrates the practices and the priorities of the anesthesia department into the larger mission of the BCH.  A highly effective healthcare leader with clinical and administrative experience. Izabela has a reputation for integrity, credibility, and talent for organizational development and innovative solutions. A committed mentor who effectively identifies talented individuals and fosters their career growth. Extensive clinical background with unique ability to understand quality, research and safety issues in the complex clinical environment of a major academic medical center. Izabela’s activities represent innovation and advancement in three distinct areas:  Operations,  Quality Improvement, Research. Founder and Director of the Pediatric Clinical and Research Internship (PACaRI) and Pediatric Anesthesia Research center (PARC).



Rachel Bernier, MPH

Clinical Research Manager

Education: Boston University, 2013

Special skills: Cardiac anesthesia studies and Pediatric Anesthesia Neurodevelopment Assessment (PANDA Study). 




Christine Dube, RN, BSN, MSN

Clinical Research Manager

Education: Northeastern University, 2010; Simmons College,1999

Special Skills: Monitor Compliance and Identifying Physiologic Patterns of Patient Deterioration, Electronic Surveillance and Hospital Wide Monitor Audits, Research in Pain Management and Genetic Polymorphisms Involved in Pain Perception/Opioid Transport, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics of oxycodone, Internship Program Mentoring.



Erin Halpin

Erin Halpin, RN, MSN, CPN

Clinical Research Manager

Education: Salem State University, 2015; Simmons College, 2009

Special Skills: Research in Cardiology and Microbial Genomics




Samantha Imbrescia,BA

Clinical Research Assistant II

Education: Roger Williams University, 2014

Special Skills: Research in Perioperative Anesthesia and Clinical Care


Julian Post

Julian Post, BS

Clinical Research Specialist II

Education: Tufts University, 2015

Special Skills: Research in