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Bekah E. Geiger, M.S.W.

Deputy Executive Officer

Office of Administrative Management

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Bekah E. Geiger


Bekah Geiger is the deputy executive officer of NCATS, where — from within the Office of Administrative Management (OAM) — she helps provide executive leadership over the Center’s policies and procedures for administration, program management, information technology, personnel management, workforce planning, facilities management, acquisitions, management analysis, ethics and financial management.

Prior to being named deputy executive officer in 2022, Geiger served as the chief of NCATS’ Ethics and Management Analysis Branch of the OAM, where she managed NCATS’ ethics program, in addition to overseeing procedures related to workforce, risk, emergency, policy and records management. Geiger also spent almost nine years at the NIH Clinical Center, where she held numerous roles, including serving as chief of the Office of Management, Planning and Public Liaison and general manager of the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge.

Geiger served as an NIH at-large Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) from 2006 to 2008. During her fellowship, she rotated through a range of offices, enriching and expanding her knowledge of NIH and specific Institutes and Centers. In 2006, Geiger earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a focus on health and concentrations in management of human services and in social policy and evaluation.

Professional Interests

Geiger enjoys analyzing the impact and implementation of administrative policies within the context of biomedical research. She is dedicated to fully supporting NCATS’ staff in the fulfillment of the Center’s mission. Additionally, Geiger enjoys informally and formally mentoring staff in various administrative functions. She has served on the NIH Administrative Training Committee and led the PMF subcommittee from 2015 to 2019.

Last updated on March 12, 2024