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 2019.

Board of Directors

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

Robert Kimberly, MD Past 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


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

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



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

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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


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


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

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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

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


Rajpreet Chahal, PhD

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

Ex-Officio Member


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