About
Florence Comite MD

Dr. Florence Comite is a clinician-scientist and innovator in the field of precision medicine, internationally known for her expertise in leveraging N-of-1 data to detect, predict, and reverse disorders of aging for optimal health and vitality. In 2005, Dr. Comite founded the Center for Precision Medicine & Health in New York City, where she established a clinically proven, academic approach to personalized health care, structured as a clinical trial. By integrating and interpreting genomic, metabolomic, phenotypic, and digital health data, the Center provides predictive analysis and actionable guidance for the individual patient. Dr. Comite’s global clientele spans the population, from forward-thinking physicians, to jet-setting executives, and self-quantifying millennials. Dr. Comite’s startup QUANTIOME™ scales her unique approach to personalized, actionable precision medicine as a digital application.

Dr. Florence Comite, MD
Dr. Florence Comite, MD

Dr. Comite is an innovator and the leader in the field of precision medicine.

Dr. Comite is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine where she was a faculty member for 25 years, with a triple appointment in Endocrinology (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) and Reproductive Endocrinology (Gynecology and Andrology). Dr. Comite trained at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1992, Dr. Comite founded Women’s Health at Yale.

Dr. Comite has published original research in numerous clinical journals and contributes regularly to editorial publications. She speaks to audiences around the world as a sought-after keynote speaker. She is the Amazon bestselling author of Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life.

Meet The Team

Harriet Comite MD

MEDICAL AND COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY, CONSULTANT

Dr. Harriet Comite, a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. With over 25 years of experience in research and clinical dermatology, Dr. Comite is an expert in diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide variety of skin conditions.

Lauren Klein

MANAGER, CLIENT OPERATIONS

Lauren Klein is a Physician Associate with a passion for a precise and personalized approach to medicine. Lauren completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, and earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Southeastern University.

Specializing in Internal Medicine for nearly a decade, Lauren joined the Comite Center to further her efforts on shifting the paradigm from treating diseases to preventing them. Her proactive versus reactive approach focuses on longevity by incorporating genetics, epigenetics, biomarkers, and lifestyle factors to provide precise and personalized interventions to optimize an individual’s healthspan.

In her downtime, you can find Lauren spending time with her daughter, at the dog park with her bernedoodle and family, or at her favorite vinyasa yoga class.

Chris Arboleda

MANAGER, CLINICAL OPERATIONS

Chris Arboleda is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. He graduated from Syracuse University with his Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science and minor in Psychology, then went on to earn his Master’s of Science in Exercise Science. Chris is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Prior to joining the Comite Center, Chris had clinical and research experience in cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy settings. He has also designed and implemented sports-specific programs for college teams, as well as personalized, client-specific programs for working professionals. Chris’s passion for wellness and education stems from seeing the powerful role exercise has in transforming health and improving lives.

Chris spent his formative years playing competitive soccer, and in college became a rugby athlete and cheerleader. He still loves to workout, but also enjoys teaching, reading research articles, and occasionally volunteering at a veterinary clinic over the weekend.

Vanessa Arcuri

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE, PRECISION MEDICINE
Vanessa has been a physician assistant for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Hofstra University. She has spent the majority of her career working in integrative medicine. Her passion for healthcare is deeply rooted in patient education and it’s what she enjoys. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys skiing, baking and running around with her two daughters.

Dr. Harriet Comite, a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. With over 25 years of experience in research and clinical dermatology, Dr. Comite is an expert in diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide variety of skin conditions.

Lauren Klein is a Physician Associate with a passion for a precise and personalized approach to medicine. Lauren completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, and earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Southeastern University.

Specializing in Internal Medicine for nearly a decade, Lauren joined the Comite Center to further her efforts on shifting the paradigm from treating diseases to preventing them. Her proactive versus reactive approach focuses on longevity by incorporating genetics, epigenetics, biomarkers, and lifestyle factors to provide precise and personalized interventions to optimize an individual’s healthspan.

In her downtime, you can find Lauren spending time with her daughter, at the dog park with her bernedoodle and family, or at her favorite vinyasa yoga class.

Chris Arboleda is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. He graduated from Syracuse University with his Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science and minor in Psychology, then went on to earn his Master’s of Science in Exercise Science. Chris is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Prior to joining the Comite Center, Chris had clinical and research experience in cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy settings. He has also designed and implemented sports-specific programs for college teams, as well as personalized, client-specific programs for working professionals. Chris’s passion for wellness and education stems from seeing the powerful role exercise has in transforming health and improving lives.

Chris spent his formative years playing competitive soccer, and in college became a rugby athlete and cheerleader. He still loves to workout, but also enjoys teaching, reading research articles, and occasionally volunteering at a veterinary clinic over the weekend.

Vanessa has been a physician assistant for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Hofstra University. She has spent the majority of her career working in integrative medicine. Her passion for healthcare is deeply rooted in patient education and it’s what she enjoys. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys skiing, baking and running around with her two daughters.

Ashley Madsen

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE

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Susan Hirsch

PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE, PRECISION DERMATOLOGY

Susan Hirsch is a licensed and board certified physician associate with a speciality in aesthetic and general dermatology. She earned her BA from Rutgers College in Biological Sciences, as well as completing a Masters of Science Physician Assistant.

With over 15 years of experience, and mentored by experts in the field of dermatology, Susan has an extensive clinical skill set, as well as a natural ability to connect with her clients. She loves being able to improve the quality of life of patients affected by dermatologic conditions.

Susan is passionate about family, friends, fashion, and travel; but nothing makes her happier than spending time with her sons. She is also committed to increasing awareness about autism and rare genetic diseases.

Erik LeRoy

Exercise Physiologist

Erik LeRoy studied and competed in Track and Field at SUNY Cortland where he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. From there he went on to complete his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Georgia. Erik has spent the last over half a decade in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation; either testing for heart disease or helping to treat it.

His role at the Comite Center allows him to use his entire education and professional experience to help push forward advances in medicine never seen before, of which he is passionate about. Using what is known from the study of Exercise Physiology and putting himself in someone else’s shoes in order to understand how he can best help, is Erik’s ultimate fulfillment.

In his leisure time, Erik enjoys playing piano, reading books, learning about Astronomy and Astrophysics, watching basketball and Formula 1 racing, and spending time with his family, friends, and his two adorable cats.

Ioana Raica

ASSOCIATE MANAGER, CLINICAL OPERATIONS

Ioana Raica’s passion is working with people in a meaningful way and making a positive impact in the world. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism in Romania, she moved to New York and obtained her Certified Medical Assistant Associates Degree.

Ioana attributes her decision to pursuing a career path in the medical field to the wonderful and rewarding experience she had as an internal medicine medical assistant.

Ioana loves to take on new adventures and challenges. When she is not working at the Comite Center, you can find her working part-time at an animal hospital.

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Susan Hirsch is a licensed and board certified physician associate with a speciality in aesthetic and general dermatology. She earned her BA from Rutgers College in Biological Sciences, as well as completing a Masters of Science Physician Assistant.

With over 15 years of experience, and mentored by experts in the field of dermatology, Susan has an extensive clinical skill set, as well as a natural ability to connect with her clients. She loves being able to improve the quality of life of patients affected by dermatologic conditions.

Susan is passionate about family, friends, fashion, and travel; but nothing makes her happier than spending time with her sons. She is also committed to increasing awareness about autism and rare genetic diseases.

Erik LeRoy studied and competed in Track and Field at SUNY Cortland where he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. From there he went on to complete his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Georgia. Erik has spent the last over half a decade in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation; either testing for heart disease or helping to treat it.

His role at the Comite Center allows him to use his entire education and professional experience to help push forward advances in medicine never seen before, of which he is passionate about. Using what is known from the study of Exercise Physiology and putting himself in someone else’s shoes in order to understand how he can best help, is Erik’s ultimate fulfillment.

In his leisure time, Erik enjoys playing piano, reading books, learning about Astronomy and Astrophysics, watching basketball and Formula 1 racing, and spending time with his family, friends, and his two adorable cats.

Ioana Raica’s passion is working with people in a meaningful way and making a positive impact in the world. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism in Romania, she moved to New York and obtained her Certified Medical Assistant Associates Degree.

Ioana attributes her decision to pursuing a career path in the medical field to the wonderful and rewarding experience she had as an internal medicine medical assistant.

Ioana loves to take on new adventures and challenges. When she is not working at the Comite Center, you can find her working part-time at an animal hospital.

Paulina Tulikorpi

 SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING INTERN

Paulina Tulikorpi loves to convey a story, especially one she supports and believes in. She completed a double major in Political Science and Media Information & Techno-Culture at the University of Western Ontario.

Having a passion for media, marketing, and the healthcare industry, Paulina came to New York. She believes that sharing the benefits of precision medicine will lead to a healthier and happier population.

In her free time Paulina enjoys taking paddle boarding, cooking, and traveling.

Anita Emly

ASSISTANT MANAGER, CLIENT RELATIONS

Anita Emly began her career at the Comite Center, where she has worked for over a decade. While growing with the company, she has been in many different roles. Anita is enthusiastic about supporting those around her, from clients to coworkers. Her empathetic and solution-oriented approach makes her a valued member of the team.

Anita is inspired by the work at the Comite Center. As a caregiver to her own aging family members with chronic conditions, she sees the need for a more personal, comprehensive, and cohesive approach to health. She would love to see the Comite model become standard of care.

Outside of work hours, Anita loves going on adventures with her family, especially if it involves trying new foods. She also volunteers as a sign language interpreter at her church’s Deaf ministry.

Steve Berlin

 VP, FINANCE

Steve Berlin is a CPA with over 25 years of experience in finance, operations, and startups. He received his BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, and has held various executive positions within the broadcasting, advertising, franchising, and private equity industries.

Steve loves that, through a financial and operational role, he is able to contribute to the success of the Comite Center and its ability to transform clients’ health and quality of life. Steve also has a fascination for learning about the clinical aspects of the business.

As a native Long Islander and fitness fanatic, Steve enjoys paddle boarding and playing golf, has run four marathons, and hopes to complete an IronMan Triathlon in the near future.

Janine Forrestal

ASSISTANT MANAGER, CLINICAL OPERATIONS 

Janine Forrestal started her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where she served for over five years before joining the Comite team. Janine’s versatility allows her to thrive in her role and tackle the diverse demands that come with each day.

She is dedicated to supporting our clients and our team, and loves learning about new and evolving aspects of medicine.

Janine enjoys going to the beach and reading. Most of all, she delights in spending time with her husband and daughter. On her bucket list—spending a summer traveling Europe and Asia with her family.

Paulina Tulikorpi loves to convey a story, especially one she supports and believes in. She completed a double major in Political Science and Media Information & Techno-Culture at the University of Western Ontario.

Having a passion for media, marketing, and the healthcare industry, Paulina came to New York. She believes that sharing the benefits of precision medicine will lead to a healthier and happier population.

In her free time Paulina enjoys taking paddle boarding, cooking, and traveling.

Anita Emly began her career at the Comite Center, where she has worked for over a decade. While growing with the company, she has been in many different roles. Anita is enthusiastic about supporting those around her, from clients to coworkers. Her empathetic and solution-oriented approach makes her a valued member of the team.

Anita is inspired by the work at the Comite Center. As a caregiver to her own aging family members with chronic conditions, she sees the need for a more personal, comprehensive, and cohesive approach to health. She would love to see the Comite model become standard of care.

Outside of work hours, Anita loves going on adventures with her family, especially if it involves trying new foods. She also volunteers as a sign language interpreter at her church’s Deaf ministry.

Steve Berlin is a CPA with over 25 years of experience in finance, operations, and startups. He received his BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, and has held various executive positions within the broadcasting, advertising, franchising, and private equity industries.

Steve loves that, through a financial and operational role, he is able to contribute to the success of the Comite Center and its ability to transform clients’ health and quality of life. Steve also has a fascination for learning about the clinical aspects of the business.

As a native Long Islander and fitness fanatic, Steve enjoys paddle boarding and playing golf, has run four marathons, and hopes to complete an IronMan Triathlon in the near future.

Janine Forrestal started her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where she served for over five years before joining the Comite team. Janine’s versatility allows her to thrive in her role and tackle the diverse demands that come with each day.

She is dedicated to supporting our clients and our team, and loves learning about new and evolving aspects of medicine.

Janine enjoys going to the beach and reading. Most of all, she delights in spending time with her husband and daughter. On her bucket list—spending a summer traveling Europe and Asia with her family.

Osher Kedar

INTERIM CFO 

Osher Kedar has been responsible for financial oversight at the Comite Center for Precision Medicine since 2010. He is the founder of, and a principal in, an Israeli accounting firm that specializes in developing businesses. He previously served as an auditor and Internal Control Project Manager in Israel and as CFO of an industrial company. Osher received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned his Certified Public Accountant license.

Barbara Blum

DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTING 

Barbara Blum is responsible for finance, accounting, and bookkeeping at the Comite Center. She studied law at the University of San Carlos and business administration at the University of Mariano Galvez in her native Guatemala.

Barbara has worked with Dr. Comite for over twenty-five years. She was part of the founding of Comite Center and has been invaluable in growing the company into what it is today.

Barbara possesses a joie de vivre that is expressed in her positivity and love of dance. She would one day love to travel to Israel, Switzerland, and Argentina.

Mark Klahr

VP, Facilities

COMING SOON!

Andi Hanken

MANAGER, CLIENT TECHNOLOGY 

Andi Hanken served in the healthcare industry for over fifteen years prior to joining the Comite Center team. She began her career at the New York Presbyterian healthcare system and later migrated to multi-specialty outpatient care in what is now known as the Mount Sinai Health System.

Andi’s experience and energy has allowed her to thrive in her role and move our cutting-edge Center toward a greater degree of functionality and efficiency. She holds a passion for putting clients first and ensuring that world class service is maintained throughout the experience.

Outside of work she can be found whipping things up in the kitchen, volunteering at her favourite animal shelter, or trying a new fitness class with friends.

Osher Kedar has been responsible for financial oversight at the Comite Center for Precision Medicine since 2010. He is the founder of, and a principal in, an Israeli accounting firm that specializes in developing businesses. He previously served as an auditor and Internal Control Project Manager in Israel and as CFO of an industrial company. Osher received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned his Certified Public Accountant license.

Barbara Blum is responsible for finance, accounting, and bookkeeping at the Comite Center. She studied law at the University of San Carlos and business administration at the University of Mariano Galvez in her native Guatemala.

Barbara has worked with Dr. Comite for over twenty-five years. She was part of the founding of Comite Center and has been invaluable in growing the company into what it is today.

Barbara possesses a joie de vivre that is expressed in her positivity and love of dance. She would one day love to travel to Israel, Switzerland, and Argentina.

COMING SOON!

Andi Hanken served in the healthcare industry for over fifteen years prior to joining the Comite Center team. She began her career at the New York Presbyterian healthcare system and later migrated to multi-specialty outpatient care in what is now known as the Mount Sinai Health System.

Andi’s experience and energy has allowed her to thrive in her role and move our cutting-edge Center toward a greater degree of functionality and efficiency. She holds a passion for putting clients first and ensuring that world class service is maintained throughout the experience.

Outside of work she can be found whipping things up in the kitchen, volunteering at her favourite animal shelter, or trying a new fitness class with friends.

Debbie Arteaga

ESTHETICIAN, PRECISION DERMATOLOGY 

Debbie Arteaga has been a licensed aesthetician in New York and New Jersey since 2000, working exclusively for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She holds a variety of certifications and continues honing her skills via ongoing education. She has also trained new graduates on aesthetic techniques.

Debbie was inspired to pursue a career in aesthetics by her own trials with acne as a teenager. Through her many dermatology appointments, the focus had been on medication. She received no guidance on products, skincare, or treatments that could produce measured results. Once Debbie became a licensed aesthetician, she was finally able to find a multifaceted approach to clear her own skin. Debbie realized the impact she could have on her clients and their self esteem by taking the time to converse, understand their history with their skin, and tailor the right treatment to enhance their most beautiful, confident self.

When Debbie isn’t providing a chemical peel or walking someone through the importance of sunscreen use, she loves to go out for great dinners, wine tastings, theatre, and drawing with charcoal or pen and ink.

Ellie Reilly

 COORDINATOR, FACILITIES & DESIGN

Ellie Reilly works in administration to support the Center across multiple platforms and has a constant willingness to help the clients and team. She graduated from Ithaca College, where she obtained a BA in Economics. Prior to joining the Comite Center, Ellie held positions in relationship management in the financial services and design fields for 18 years respectively.

Ellie believes in the mission of the Comite Center and that the traditional doctor-patient platform does not provide clients with what they really need to stay ahead of their health for the long term.

When not at work, Ellie is often riding her bike, relaxing on the beach, and cooking and entertaining with friends and family. On her bucket list is taking a cooking class in France and Italy.

Ishan Handa

CLINICAL INTERN

Ishan Handa has earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Neuroscience and a minor in Public Health. His commitment to ensuring quality care is a key attribute that he brings to the Comite Team.

Ishan is interested in health policy and the role physicians play as educators and advocates. He is also passionate about elevating health literacy.

When not at work, Ishan enjoys trying new foods, exploring NYC, and traveling. The next destination on his bucket list is Istanbul. Ishan is also planning to apply to medical school in the near future.

Emma Bednarski

CLINICAL INTERN 

Emma Bednarski has graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Biology and is on a pre-medicine track. She has always been interested in the mechanisms of the human body and how they translate to an individual’s day to day lifestyle.

She loves working at the Comite Center because it provides the unique opportunity to work with clients in a broad range of medical fields. Emma’s passion and interest in taking care of others comes from her experience teaching dance to children and experiencing first hand how health can affect a variety of everyday tasks.

When not in the office, Emma enjoys spending time with her family in New Jersey or taking online dance classes. She plans to apply to medical school in the near future and is excited to incorporate what she learns here into her future medical career.

Debbie Arteaga has been a licensed aesthetician in New York and New Jersey since 2000, working exclusively for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. She holds a variety of certifications and continues honing her skills via ongoing education. She has also trained new graduates on aesthetic techniques.

Debbie was inspired to pursue a career in aesthetics by her own trials with acne as a teenager. Through her many dermatology appointments, the focus had been on medication. She received no guidance on products, skincare, or treatments that could produce measured results. Once Debbie became a licensed aesthetician, she was finally able to find a multifaceted approach to clear her own skin. Debbie realized the impact she could have on her clients and their self esteem by taking the time to converse, understand their history with their skin, and tailor the right treatment to enhance their most beautiful, confident self.

When Debbie isn’t providing a chemical peel or walking someone through the importance of sunscreen use, she loves to go out for great dinners, wine tastings, theatre, and drawing with charcoal or pen and ink.

Ellie Reilly works in administration to support the Center across multiple platforms and has a constant willingness to help the clients and team. She graduated from Ithaca College, where she obtained a BA in Economics. Prior to joining the Comite Center, Ellie held positions in relationship management in the financial services and design fields for 18 years respectively.

Ellie believes in the mission of the Comite Center and that the traditional doctor-patient platform does not provide clients with what they really need to stay ahead of their health for the long term.

When not at work, Ellie is often riding her bike, relaxing on the beach, and cooking and entertaining with friends and family. On her bucket list is taking a cooking class in France and Italy.

Ishan Handa has earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Neuroscience and a minor in Public Health. His commitment to ensuring quality care is a key attribute that he brings to the Comite Team.

Ishan is interested in health policy and the role physicians play as educators and advocates. He is also passionate about elevating health literacy.

When not at work, Ishan enjoys trying new foods, exploring NYC, and traveling. The next destination on his bucket list is Istanbul. Ishan is also planning to apply to medical school in the near future.

Emma Bednarski has graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Biology and is on a pre-medicine track. She has always been interested in the mechanisms of the human body and how they translate to an individual’s day to day lifestyle.

She loves working at the Comite Center because it provides the unique opportunity to work with clients in a broad range of medical fields. Emma’s passion and interest in taking care of others comes from her experience teaching dance to children and experiencing first hand how health can affect a variety of everyday tasks.

When not in the office, Emma enjoys spending time with her family in New Jersey or taking online dance classes. She plans to apply to medical school in the near future and is excited to incorporate what she learns here into her future medical career.

Aalin Izhar

Clinical Intern

Aalin Izhar earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Aalin is interested in endocrine care and previously volunteered for the Pediatric Endocrinology Department at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.

He enjoys his role as a Clinical Intern because of the patient interaction, and for the opportunity to learn and understand individualized treatment regimens. At the Comite Center, Aalin is building foundational clinical skills and an appreciation for the multifactorial nature of patient care.

In his spare time, Aalin enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling to foreign cities, and giving service for underserved populations.

Luna Kim

Clinical Intern

Luna Kim earned her BS in Health: Science, Society, and Policy, in addition to a BA in Biology from Brandeis University. She desires to make a positive impact on the health and lives of others. Luna became fascinated with Precision Medicine and how the Comite Center’s approach focuses so closely on the client. She believes that this is a place where she can help make a difference in the lives of many people and learn how to do so with a truly n-of-1 approach.

In her free time, Luna enjoys drawing, especially portraits of people, and is currently practicing using other mediums. She also loves to travel and immerse herself in the culture of her destination by going to museums and indulging in local cuisine.

Brooke Downey

Media and Marketing Associate

Brooke Downey received her Bachelor’s degree in English and Humanities at the University of South Florida and is earning her Master’s degree in Publishing at New York University. With a passion for telling stories that inspire and change lives, she is committed to helping the Comite Center share the benefits of precision medicine.

Having worked as a copywriter and Marketing Coordinator, Brooke has helped develop several brands. She is excited to bring her love of storytelling and marketing to the Comite team.

When she isn’t at work, Brooke enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring New York City.

Madeleine Heard

Clinical Research Assistant

Madeleine Heard has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College and her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She is most passionate about promoting and utilizing nutrition as a tool for disease prevention, as well as combating food insecurity in New York City and beyond.

Madeleine believes that optimal health and nutrition should be available, accessible, and affordable for all.

Clinical research allows Madeleine to exercise her scientific curiosity, creativity, and detail-orientation. She is committed to investigating, analyzing, and publishing the influential n-of-1 data collected at the Comite Center over the last 20 plus years.

In her free time, Madeleine enjoys cooking, HIIT training, spending time with family and friends, and completing the daily New York Times crossword puzzle.

Aalin Izhar earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Aalin is interested in endocrine care and previously volunteered for the Pediatric Endocrinology Department at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.

He enjoys his role as a Clinical Intern because of the patient interaction, and for the opportunity to learn and understand individualized treatment regimens. At the Comite Center, Aalin is building foundational clinical skills and an appreciation for the multifactorial nature of patient care.

In his spare time, Aalin enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling to foreign cities, and giving service for underserved populations.

Luna Kim earned her BS in Health: Science, Society, and Policy, in addition to a BA in Biology from Brandeis University. She desires to make a positive impact on the health and lives of others. Luna became fascinated with Precision Medicine and how the Comite Center’s approach focuses so closely on the client. She believes that this is a place where she can help make a difference in the lives of many people and learn how to do so with a truly n-of-1 approach.

In her free time, Luna enjoys drawing, especially portraits of people, and is currently practicing using other mediums. She also loves to travel and immerse herself in the culture of her destination by going to museums and indulging in local cuisine.

Brooke Downey received her Bachelor’s degree in English and Humanities at the University of South Florida and is earning her Master’s degree in Publishing at New York University. With a passion for telling stories that inspire and change lives, she is committed to helping the Comite Center share the benefits of precision medicine.

Having worked as a copywriter and Marketing Coordinator, Brooke has helped develop several brands. She is excited to bring her love of storytelling and marketing to the Comite team.

When she isn’t at work, Brooke enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring New York City.

Madeleine Heard has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College and her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She is most passionate about promoting and utilizing nutrition as a tool for disease prevention, as well as combating food insecurity in New York City and beyond.

Madeleine believes that optimal health and nutrition should be available, accessible, and affordable for all.

Clinical research allows Madeleine to exercise her scientific curiosity, creativity, and detail-orientation. She is committed to investigating, analyzing, and publishing the influential n-of-1 data collected at the Comite Center over the last 20 plus years.

In her free time, Madeleine enjoys cooking, HIIT training, spending time with family and friends, and completing the daily New York Times crossword puzzle.