LII Staff Members

Kevin D. Evans, PhD Professor

Kevin D. Evans, PhD is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Investigatory Imaging.  Dr. Evans started the lab in 2007 and has had consistent funding from federal and state agencies, as well as private foundations.  As a PI or co-PI, Dr. Evans has been working on novel cardiovascular disease assessment measures, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and capturing imaging data and reduce musculoskeletal injuries.  Dr. Evans is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  He is also the past Chair of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and the past President of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Educational Foundation. Currently, Dr. Evans has several ongoing funded projects that focus on cardiovascular disease and survey research into sonographer and sonologist health and well-being.

Huriah Al-Sultan, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, PhD student

Huriah Al Sultan, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, Assistant Lab Director, is pursuiting her PhD in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.  Huriah has expertise in respiratory therapy and work experience at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Huriah has experience in Saudi Arabian hospitals and the medical college which will be invaluable as we continue to work to find diagnostic methods for assessing COVID-19 survivors.  Huriah will be focusing her pediatric experience on ways for our team to diagnosis issues of “long haul” COVID in children. Huriah will be working with the MRT students as well as becoming an expert in lung ultrasound.  Huriah’s general exam and upcoming doctoral research will revolve around the factors that are making diverse pediatric populations at risk for COVID-19 and its many variants.

Chad Beal, GRA-NP student

Chad Beal, BSRT(R) (CT) (N), NMTCB is our new Graduate Research Assistant.  Chad is a graduate of our OSU Radiography program and the OSUMC Nuclear Medicine Program.  Chad has begun his Master’s degree program at the OSU College of Nursing’s Nurse Practitioner program.  Chad will be using his expertise in blood drawing and image analysis to guide our teams’s work with COVID-19 pediatric survivors and their cardiac MRI.  We feel that Chad’s expertise really adds to our team of COVID investigators.

Our lab is also very dedicated to mentoring and growing the next generation of young scientists.  This was how Dr. Evans was introduced to research as an undergraduate.  The legacy of providing OSU undergraduates with “hands on experiences” in a research lab is a secondary mission of our group.

Sydney Snyder, OSU Junior, Biology, pre-med

We are thrilled to have Sydney Snyder, OSU pre-med student rejoining our lab for her second year.  Sydney worked very hard on the set up for recruitment of parents and children for our COVID-19 survivor study.  Sydney will continue to be a intrigal part of this study as well as publishing her findings from a piloting study of college students who survived COVID-19.  Sydney is a strong contributor and is quickly mastering the skill of lung ultrasound.  We look forward to a highly productive academic year with Sydney in the lab.  Sydney is again serving as a Resident Advisor for Park-Stradley dormatory.

Peter Bradbury, Biology/Pre-med junior


In addition to our student workers, we are also excited to welcome Peter Bradbury, OSU pre-med student.  Pete is from the Cincinnati area and is beginning his junior year of his Biology major.  Pete will be working exclusively on the MediView LLC product evaluation project.  Pete is very excited to master the use of the Microsoft HoloLens and also how we can gather credible data from our focus group participants.  Pete is filling the huge shoes of Isaiah Bloom,BS who is now a M1 Medical Student at Dartmouth’s School of Medicine.  Isaiah will be providing Peter with some important remote support.

We feel very fortunate to have Menglin Xu, PhD working within our lab for biostatistical support. Dr. Xu is an OSU graduate of the statistics department and has an appointment within the OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Xu is providing key statistical analysis for our cardiovascular screening research on adults and also our simulation assessment data collection. Recently Dr. Xu was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a volunteer statistical consultant.   Dr. Xu’s readiness to provide consultation on specific original research manuscripts is part of the growth of the journal.  We are thrilled to have Dr. Xu as part of our team!!

Dr. Menglin Xu -PhD in Statistical Analysis

Our new Office Administrative Assistant is Alexis Neuenschwander!  Alexis join the Division in late May of 2022.  Alexis is a wonderful people person and is quickly mastering all the office skills needed to keep our Division and Lab moving forward.  Alexis will be assisting Dr. Evans with fiscal resources and accounting.  Please feel free to reach out to Alexis at:

Daniel Wallace, Senior sonography student QC technologist

Daniel Wallace is a senior in our BS sonography program.  He will be handling our quality control activities.  Daniel will be responsible for testing all our ultrasound transducers on a regular basis and providing this data to Nicole Weikle.  Daniel was raised in Oklahoma and his family now resides in Alaska!!

Join our exciting team of researchers: Contact Dr. Evans at