Ayala manages the core processing laboratory for the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a minor in chemistry.
Huertas Vazquez is a research scientist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Her main research focus is the identification and characterization of genetic variation influencing susceptibility to sudden cardiac death.
Mariani is a research associate at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. As a retired fire paramedic and captain in the Portland Fire Bureau, he functions as liaison to the collaborating Emergency Medical Services.
Narayanan is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Chugh Laboratory working on algorithms to improve clinical risk stratification for sudden cardiac death. He is a faculty cardiologist visiting from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
Perez is the research assistant and biobank laboratory manager for the Chugh Lab at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute where he maintains the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Deaths Study (Oregon SUDS) biobank of DNA, blood, plasma and tissue samples. He is also the research study coordinator for the expanding network of study sites.
Reinier is a research scientist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and lead epidemiologist for the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study. She received her doctorate in epidemiology and Master of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Her research interests include social, demographic, and clinical predictors of sudden cardiac arrest.