Our External Advisory Committee

The Institute relies on an External Advisory Committee (EAC) comprised of ten members to provide essential evaluation and feedback on our ongoing and evolving programs. The EAC convenes annually to review our programs and provide guidance and suggestions pursuant to recent progress, new programmatic directions, leadership, and other topical areas that emerge between meetings. Our presentation to the EAC is comprehensive and includes metrics on every program, planned changes, and problems encountered/solutions utilized, as well as highlights associated with each program. Over the past 10 years, we have made changes in our EAC membership to maintain a diverse group with broad expertise, appropriate to the changing goals and directions of the CTSA program.

External Advisory Committee
Name Position – Institution
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD Director, Community Engagement Program &
Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of California-Davis
Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Bruce Blazar, MD Director, Center for Translational Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Robert A. Clark, MD, MACP Director, Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science
University of Texas Health Science
Robert P. Kimberly, MD Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Christopher Lindsell, PhD Professor of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Emma Meagher, MD Director, Translational Research Education
University of Pennsylvania
Enola Proctor, PhD, MSW Director, Center for D&I at the Institute for Public Health
Washington University in St. Louis
Reza Shaker, MD Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of SE Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Justin Starren, MD, PhD Deputy Director
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Kevin Wooten, PhD Professor and Chair
Management Department, College of Business, University of Houston