Stacia Fleisher is the chief of the Grants Management Branch within NCATS’ Division of Extramural Activities, where she oversees the business, fiscal management and compliance of NCATS’ extramural research grant, cooperative agreement and other transactions authority programs. She also actively participates in NIH-wide grant, clinical trial and other transactions authority working groups.
Fleisher has served as an NIH grants management officer, team leader, deputy director and lead for NIH’s Other Transactions Authority programs, including the All of UsSM Research Program, the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator program and the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program. Prior to joining NIH in 2010, she served as director of research, training and education for medical professional organizations where she worked closely with physicians, industry, government entities and patient advocacy groups on innovative strategies for workforce development, policies on conflicts of interest, evaluation of career development programs, building of cross-disciplinary research teams, development of programs for minorities and women in research, and managed research grants funded through government, industry and nonprofit sectors.
Fleisher holds a Bachelor’s degree in government/public administration from Campbell University and a Master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University. She maintains a certificate in grants management, an NIH Level IV certification and an Agreement Officer warrant.
Fleisher enjoys analyzing the impact and implementation of policies and regulations on biomedical research. She appreciates that change is a critical aspect for supporting NCATS in creating innovative methods to improve health.