Staff Profile: Bekah E. Geiger

Bekah E. Geiger
Bekah E. Geiger, M.S.W.


Office of Administrative Management
Ethics and Management Analysis Branch

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Bekah Geiger has served as the chief of the NCATS Ethics and Management Analysis Branch (EMAB) of the Office of Administrative Management since January 2017. She oversees the NCATS ethics program, in addition to the implementation of trans-NIH standards and oversight in the areas of Workforce, Risk, Emergency and Records Management. EMAB also provides effective business data, information and solutions on various other management/administrative initiatives that help NCATS achieve its biomedical research mission.

Prior to joining NCATS, Geiger 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. Her areas of oversight included management and program analysis, organizational strategic planning, board management, legislative affairs and coordination of special projects. Geiger was also responsible for operations of the 34-room housing facility for caregivers and adult patients participating in studies at the Clinical Center.

Geiger served as an NIH at-large presidential fellow 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 M.S.W. 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.