Katie M. Vance, Ph.D., joined OPPTB as a program officer in 2022. Her primary interests include drug discovery and clinical and translational research. Prior to joining NICHD, she served as a health scientist administrator in the Office of Data Sharing at NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI), where she supported NCI’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative and implementation of data management and sharing policies.
Before joining NIH, Dr. Vance was the director of clinical research for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to managing the Office of Research Administration at the medical center, she served on several academic committees and boards, including the Institutional Review Board, and was an investigator on numerous clinical research studies. She also has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from neuropharmacology to COVID-19.
Dr. Vance graduated from Emory University in 2012 with a doctorate in molecular and systems pharmacology.