Organization

The CTSI is a function-based organization advancing translational science through transformative programs that develop new capabilities for research and translation to practice, provision of services and resources for research teams, and a portfolio of training and education programs for the translational workforce.

Dr. David Nelson serves as Director of the CTSI and principal investigator of the NIH CTSA UL1 award, and Dr. Betsy Shenkman serves as Co-Director of the UF CTSI. Dr. Thomas Pearson serves as principal investigator of the NIH CTSA KL2 award, and Dr. Wayne McCormack serves as principal investigator of the NIH CTSA TL1 award.

The CTSI Home provides organization and administrative support for the CTSI and its activities.

The Evaluation and Tracking team provides strategic and tactical input regarding the direction and operation of the CTSI.

Governance groups provide input and accountability.

Questions and comments regarding the organization of the CTSI can be sent to info@ctsi.ufl.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

CTSI Leadership

David R. Nelson, MD, CTSI Director
David R. Nelson, MD, CTSI Director
Elizabeth A. Shenkman, PhD, Co-Director, UF CTSI

The UF CTSI leadership:

  • Provides visioning, leadership and direction to all aspects of the UF CTSI
  • Fosters and cultivates collaboration and external relationships
  • Models values, and conveys purpose of UF CTSI to all stakeholder groups
  • Leads development of strategies and goals
  • Engages in open, honest and direct communications
  • Drives and champions change management processes
  • Leads and manages governance structure and activities
  • Builds a mature, competent learning organization in support of clinical and translational science
  • Oversees all services and functions, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, effectiveness, and customer focus
  • Oversees development and implementation of annual strategic and budget planning

In addition, the UF CTSI Leadership and its Executive Committee (see below) represent the UF CTSI in meetings of the national CTSA Consortium Steering Committee and Domain Task Forces.

For further information contact Dr. David Nelson, Director, UF CTSI at nelsodr@ufl.edu or call 352-273-8700.

Executive Committee

NameTitle
Linda Cottler, PhD, MPHAssociate Dean for Research and Dean’s Professor, UF College of Public Health Professions and UF College of Medicine
William Hogan, MD, MSProfessor of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, UF College of Medicine
Jeffrey Joyce, PhDSenior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Florida State University College of Medicine
Chris McCarty, PhD Chair, Department of Anthropology, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
David R. Nelson, MDUF Health President, UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
Thomas Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH Director, UF MD-PhD Progam; Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine
Elizabeth Shenkman, PhDProfessor and Chair, UF Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics; Co-director, CTSI

Program Directors

ProgramDirector NameTitle
Biomedical InformaticsWilliam Hogan, MD, MSProfessor, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Translational CommunicationJanice Krieger, PhDProfessor, Department of Advertising, College of Journalism and Communications
Translational CommunicationClaire BaraltCTSI Director of Strategy and Planning
Community Engagement and ResearchLinda Cottler, PhD, MPHChair, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Community Engagement and ResearchMobeen Rathore, MDProfessor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Jacksonville
Learning Health SystemElizabeth Shenkman, PhDChair, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine
Personalized MedicineJulie Johnson, Pharm.DDean, College of Pharmacy
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research DesignPeihua Qiu, PhDProfessor and Founding Chair
Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Translational Workforce DevelopmentThomas Pearson, MD, PhD, MPHProfessor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Core Facility Directors

CoreDirector NameTitle
BiobehavioralSara Nixon, PhDProfessor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Science
Center for Cellular ReprogrammingNaohiro Terada, MD, PhDProfessor, Department of
Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning TechnologiesSamsun Lampotang, PhDProfessor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine
CTSI BiorepositoryMichael Clare-Salzler, MDProfessor and Chair, Experimental Pathology, College of Medicine
GenotypingTaimour Langaee, MSPH, PhDResearch Associate Professor, Department of
Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, College of Pharmacy
Human ImagingSong Lai, PhDProfessor of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated MetabolomicsTimothy Garrett, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of
Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Southeast Center for Integrated MetabolomicsRichard YostProfessor, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences