ACTS Leadership

The business and affairs of the Association, including but not limited to approval of Association Policies and creation of committee charges, are managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors. 

ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia. The Association is governed by its bylaws, which are reviewed by the Board of Directors on a regular basis. Please click here to view our current bylaws approved September 2018.

Board of Directors

Robert Kimberly, MD President

Robert P. Kimberly, MD

Howard L. Holley Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director, UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science
1825 University Boulevard, SHEL 172D
Birmingham, AL 35294-2182

Emma Meagher Past-President

Emma A. Meagher, MD

Director, Translational Research Education, Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Vice Dean and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Senior Associate Vice Provost, Human Research
Associate Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
8032 Maloney Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

Emma Meagher, MD

Fred Meyers, MD, MACP

Vice Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
University of California, Davis
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817

Gary Rosenthal, MD

Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine 
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

David Center, MD

Associate Provost, Translation Research
Director, Boston University Translational Science Institute
Gordon and Ruth Snider Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
72 East Concord Street, R-3
Boston, MA 02118


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Ebony Boulware, MD MPH

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Vice Dean for Translational Science
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine
411 W. Chapel Hill St.
Suite 500
Durham 27701
United States


Mark Robert Burge, MD

Deputy Director, Clinical and Translational Science Center
Regents’ and Distinguished Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Internal Medicine/Endocrinology
MSC10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001


Linda B. Cottler, PhD MPH FACE

Associate Dean for Research
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Dean's Professor and Chair-Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions and
College of Medicine

2004 Mowry Road, Room 4240
PO Box 100231
Gainesville, FL 32610


Gayathri Devi, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Pathology
Associate Director, Research Education, Surgery
Program Director, Duke Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Translational Sciences (MERITS)
Program Leader, Duke Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Duke Cancer Institute

Duke University School of Medicine
2606 DUMC, MSRB1, Research Drive
Durham, NC 27710

Jasjit Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS

Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D.FCCP

John Gideon Searle Professor of Clinical and Translational Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Director, Education and Mentoring Group, MICHR
University of Michigan
428 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Christopher John Lindsell, PhD

Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Methods Program
Associate Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Improvement Research
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37203


George A. Mashour, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Clinical & Translational Research, Medical School
Executive Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research
Executive Director, Translational Research, Office of Research

University of Michigan
1600 Huron Parkway 
Building 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Office: 734-998-7474


Donald Allen McClain, MD PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Director, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Director, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Johnston Professor of Diabetes Research

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
1 Medical Center Blvd, NRC

Kathleen Stevens,RN, MS, EdD, ANEF FAAN

Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAAN

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Professor, PI of the Improvement Science Research Network
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Mail Code 7949
San Antonio, TX 78229-39

Early Career Director


Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, MD MSc

Director, UPR Center for the Study and Treatment of Fear and Anxiety
Principal Investigator/Director Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Development Program

University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936

Ex-Officio Member


Barry Coller, MD

David Rockefeller Professor
Physician in Chief
Vice President for Medical Affairs

Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065