Brittany Gibbons joined the NCATS Office of the Director as a scientific program manager and special assistant to the director in October 2020. In this capacity, Gibbons provides administrative support, coordinates various activities, facilitates a broad array of programs, and manages sensitive issues and develops related strategies. Gibbons works with stakeholders across NCATS and within NIH, as well as with external stakeholders, to successfully execute numerous initiatives. She conducts complex analyses to determine system issues and identifies them for consideration. Gibbons also integrates scientific program evaluation and resource planning to improve NCATS’ systems and manage priorities.
Prior to joining NCATS, Gibbons spent six years at the University of Southern California, where she managed a diverse portfolio of clinical trials for the department of dermatology, primarily studying inflammatory skin diseases, care delivery modalities and health outcomes. Gibbons also worked as a program officer for the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program hub, where she facilitated and conducted feasibility reviews for investigator-initiated clinical trials, reviewed and recommended clinical research support applications for award, and evaluated resources and services needed to efficiently and successfully conduct clinical trials across the institution.
Gibbons holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Middle Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in public health from the Colorado School of Public Health, and a certificate in clinical research from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Gibbons enjoys working with diverse groups to find creative and innovative solutions to public health issues. She is inspired by and committed to supporting NCATS’ collaborative and innovative approach to translational science.