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 March 2020.

Board of Directors


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

Emma Meagher, MD Past President

Fred Meyers, MD MACP

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

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Mark 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

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Kathleen Brady, MD PhD

Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry
Vice President for Research

Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas St. Ste. 601, MSC 617
Charleston, SC 29425

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Julian Solway, MD

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
Dean for Translational Medicine, Biological Sciences Division
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Chair, Committee on Molecular Medicine

The University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637



Allan Brasier, MD

Jan and Kathryn Ver Hagen Professor in Translational Research
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
750 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53726


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

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

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Gabrielle Gold-von Simson, MD MS

Principal Investigator and Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
NYU Langone Medical Center

550 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10016


Laura James, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Translational Research Institute

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72205


Nita Limdi, Pharm.D PhD MSPH FAHA

Department of Neurology

University of Alabama at Birmingham
1825 University Boulevard, SHEL 172D
Birmingham, AL 35294-2182


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


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
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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Sean Mooney, PhD FACMI

Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO), UW Medicine
Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

850 Republican St
Box 358051
Seattle, WA 98109


Elif Oral, MD

Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

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


Matthew Rizzo, MD FAAN

Frances & Edgar Reynolds Chair & Professor- Department of Neurological Sciences
Co-Director, Nebraska Neuroscience Alliance
Director of Neuroscience Services (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Mental Health, Pain Management)
University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center
42nd and Emile St
Omaha, NE 68198


Scott Steele, PhD

Director, Regulatory Science Programs                           
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Profressor, Public Health Sciences

University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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


Russ Waitman, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of Medical Informatics
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Analytics
University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160

Early Career Director


Rajpreet Chahal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, SNAP Lab
Stanford University
Department of Psychology
Bldg. 420, Jordan Hall
Stanford, CA 94305

Ex-Officio Member

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Lars Berglund, MD PhD

UC Davis School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research
Vice Dean for Research

University of California, Davis
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817