GWSPH Office of Research Excellence

Service leadership is the guiding principle of the Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Research Excellence—we strive for high quality and high efficiency in the preparation and submission of our grant applications across departments and investigators. Our team assists investigators in identifying funding opportunities, formulating research agendas, and fine-tuning grantsmanship, including internal and external review mechanisms. Faculty research development series and innovative pilot programs are available for research faculty. Our overriding purpose is to deliver a well-designed and flexible research infrastructure that stimulates productivity and encourages research synergy not only across our Milken Institute School of Public Health departments, but across disciplines throughout GW. Milken Institute School of Public Health research is on the rise!

The office is led by the Senior Associate Dean for Research, Adnan Hyder.

Administration and Operations Team

Administration and Coordination

Lauren Scannelli, Administrative Coordinator

Pre-Award Unit

Theresa Chapman, Pre-Award Grants Specialist

Marilet Leaño, School Research Administrator

Post-Award Unit

Nina Hamburg, Research Administration Director, Post-Award

Research Integrity, Compliance and Ethics

Paul Ndebele, Research Regulation Specialist

Research Metrics and Measurement

Nigussie Gemechu, Business Intelligence Analyst, Research Metrics
 

Research Faculty Committee Members

Ami Zota, ScD, MS (Active Chair)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Occupational Health

Rebecca Clifton, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics

David Huebner, PhD, MA
Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health

Adnan Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD (Leadership Liason)
Professor in the Department of Global Health

Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH
Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Irene Kuo, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Wolfgang Munar, MD, ScD
Research Professor in the Department of Global Health

Sameera Talegawkar, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Student Representatives (non-voting members)

Kan Gianattasio, PhD Candidate (Health Policy)
Erin Wentzell, PT, DPT