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-Awards Grants Specialist

Marilet Leaño, Pre-Awards Grants Specialist

Post-Award Unit

Nina Hamburg, Research Administration Director, Post-Award

Research Integrity, Compliance and Ethics

Paul Ndebele, Research Regulation Specialist

Faculty Members

John Sandberg, PhD (GH), 2019, 2nd term, Chair

Irene Kuo, PhD (Epi-Bio), 2018, 4th term

Melissa McCarthy, ScD (HPM), 2020 

Lance Price,PhD (EOH), 2018, 5th term

Kimberly Robien,PhD (EXNS), 2019, 5th term

Administrative Appointments

Melissa Perry, ScD, Interim Associate Dean for Research (ex officio, without vote)

Rebecca Clifton, PhD (Epi-Bio), for Biostatistics Center (new administrative appointment)

Student Representatives (non-voting)

Aubrey Villalobos (DrPH Candidate, Health Behavior)
Kan Gianattasio, Ph.D. Candidate (Health Policy)