Lorri Fowler, MBA
Executive Director, College of Medicine Office of Research
Lorri oversees the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology (PCB), Cancer Biology and Genetics (CBG), Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute (DHLRI), and the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR). Responsibilities of the departments and institutes listed above include leadership, oversight and daily management of the following administrative areas: human resources, governance, finance, grants administration, clinical research compliance, facilities, continuing medical education, general administration, and academic affairs.
Director - Grants Management Office
Director - Clinical Trial Management Organization
Associate Deans of Research
Richard Gumina, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Convergent Research
Richard Gumina, MD, PhD, serves as the associate dean for Convergent Research, as well as associate professor of Internal Medicine, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded physician-scientist and an active interventional cardiologist. As the associate division director for Research, he works closely with the Center for Clinical Research Management and Clinical Trials and the Clinical Research Center to advance the translational and clinical research mission within cardiovascular medicine and the institution. Dr. Gumina currently leads the cardiovascular and STOP-COVID biorepositories, which incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach to advancing research across the medical center. As associate dean for Convergent Research, he builds strategies and infrastructure that expand translational research to support our health missions. He also oversees compliance related to human subjects research in the College of Medicine.
Paco Herson, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Paco Herson, PhD, is an experienced academic neuroscientist with a long-standing interest in translational research focused on therapies to reduce cell death and improve functional outcomes following cerebral ischemia, critical illness and injury. He serves as the associate dean for Research Innovation and oversees the Office of Research Innovation (ORI) to provide strategic vision and oversight related to technology, commercialization and external relationships. The ORI interacts with faculty, staff and learners to assist in education, intellectual property protection, early stage research and development, technology licensing, start-up formation and marketing. The ORI is a strong partner to all College of Medicine employees as they navigate the technology and commercialization process, amplifying the resources of the University and providing accountability and guidance.
Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS
Associate Dean for Research Information Technology
Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS, serves as the associate dean for Research Information Technology, as well as a professor of Family and Community Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, the informatics lead for the Center for Clinical and Translation Science (CCTS), and is a senior member of the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking (CATALYST). As an NIH-, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- and National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientist, he directs implementation science for the HEALing Communities Study, a $62M community-based opioid mortality reduction research study (one of the most significant grants at Ohio State), serves as the informatics lead for a study on traumatic brain injury documentation that involves hospitals from over 15 academic medical centers and leads a statewide project focused on reducing disparities in infant mortality in Ohio. In his role, Dr. Huerta supports strategy to align the growth of information technology for both the medical center and the college. He oversees and manages research technology for the college’s departments, institutes, and centers, increase faculty and staff engagement related to research informatics, build informatics platforms and data sources, and increase informatics-related innovation.View my bio
Rebecca Jackson, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Translational Research
Rebecca D. Jackson, MD, is the associate dean for Clinical Research, the Max Morehouse Chair in Cancer Research, founding director of The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. As Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Dr. Jackson leads efforts to engage College of Medicine faculty, trainees and staff to use research resources and participate in education and career development workshops and initiatives provided through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In addition, she helps guide physician scientists, provides research mentoring and serves as a bridge between Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the campus-wide clinical and translational science community. She has served as PI and a member of the Executive Committee for the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative for more than 3 decades and brought together a research team across six Ohio academic centers, 19 community partners, and RecoveryOhio to participate in the NIDA-funded HEALing Communities Study, a trial of a community-engaged intervention using a phased, data-driven planning process to identify and implement evidence-based opioid interventions to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40%.
Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS
Associate Dean for Health Sciences Research
Dana McTigue, PhD
Associate Dean for Foundational Research
Dana McTigue, PhD, professor of Neuroscience at the College of Medicine, serves as the associate dean for Foundational Research. She currently serves in a leadership role in the Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury and as the vice chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of her department. In her role, Dr. McTigue serves to support strategy to expand research in the basic sciences. She supports research proposal submission, research space governance and assignment, training grant data collection and oversight of vice chairs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the basic science departments.
Loren Wold, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Operations and Compliance
Loren Wold, PhD, FAHA, FAPS, assistant dean in the College of Nursing and professor of Physiology and Cell Biology in the College Medicine, serves as the associate dean for Research Operations and Compliance. In this role, Dr. Wold supports research compliance, research development, research agreements and strategic recruiting, as well as relations with College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Strategic Operations. He is also responsible for directing the research bridge and pilot programs for the College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center.View my bio
Office of Research Staff
Senior Business Systems Analyst
Oliver Couture, PhD
Director of Innovation, Partnerships and Translation
Senior Research Analytics Specialist
Senior Regulatory Manager
Senior Research Analytics Specialist
Senior Director – Research Compliance
Business Operations Consulant
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Director COM-Office of Research
Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer
Assistant Director-Research Strategy
Assistant to Vice Dean for Research
Director-Research Systems & Reporting