Division of Clinical Innovation Staff

Contact the staff listed below for more information about the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation (DCI).

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director plans, conducts and supports research across the clinical phases of the translational science spectrum and oversees the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program.

Name
Email
Title
Director of Informatics
Senior Scientific Program Manager
Heather Baker
Program Analyst
Scherri Jacobsen
Staff Assistant
Miriam Perkins, M.A.T.
Program Analyst
Vacant
 
Senior Clinical Advisor

CTSA Program Branch

The CTSA Program Branch manages and coordinates the CTSA Program.

Name
Email
Title
Jennifer Greene
Staff Assistant

CTSA Program Branch, Education and Training Section

The Education and Training Section plans, conducts and supports the CTSA Education and Training Program to train and cultivate the translational science workforce and foster the development of the field of translational science.

Name
Email
Title
Vacant
 
Section Chief
Vacant
Medical Officer / Program Director

CTSA Program Branch, Initiatives & Consortium-Wide Activities Section

The Initiatives & Consortium-Wide Activities Section plans and coordinates the development of strategic initiatives related to the CTSA Program, plans and coordinates the development of funding initiatives for the CTSA Program and provides evaluation activities related to CTSA Program goals and objectives.

Name
Email
Title
Vacant
 
Section Chief
Medical Officer /
Program Director
Carol Merchant, M.D.
Medical Officer /
Program Director

CTSA Program Branch, Digital & Mobile Technologies Section

The Digital & Mobile Technologies Section advances the use of cutting-edge informatics and technology, promotes telehealth and telemedicine initiatives, and develops, implements, and disseminates novel mobile technologies.

Name
Email
Title
Vacant
 
Section Chief

Clinical Affairs Branch

The Clinical Affairs Branch provides a national resource for rapid response to public health emergencies, promotes the identification, development, and dissemination of innovative clinical trial and recruitment designs, promotes clinical research quality standards, and provides policy, oversight, and guidance for human subjects research protection.

Name
Email
Title
Brittany Crawford
Staff Assistant

Clinical Affairs Branch, Trial Innovation Network Section

The Trial Innovation Network Section provides a national resource for rapid response to public health emergencies via the Trial Innovation Network, promotes identification, development, and dissemination of innovative clinical trial designs, and promotes identification, development, and dissemination of innovative recruitment strategies.

Name
Email
Title
Vacant
 
Section Chief
Medical Officer /
Program Director
Jessica Springer, RN, MPH/MPA
Clinical Trials Specialist

Clinical Affairs Branch, Clinical Research Resources Section

The Clinical Research Resources Section promotes clinical research quality standards, ensures protection of human subjects research in CTSA Program projects, and develops, implements, and monitors human subjects research protection policy.

Name
Email
Title
Vacant
 
Section Chief
Lupe Aquino
Clinical Trials Specialist
Cynthia Boucher, M.S.
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Physician / Medical Consultant
Melissa Sinkiewicz, D.O., FAAPMR
Physician / Medical Consultant
Medical Officer /
Program Director