Methods/Processes Domain Task Force

The scientific study of the process of conducting translational science itself enables significant advances in translation.

This Domain Task Force focuses on:

  • Enabling CTSA programs to function individually and together as a research engine transforming the way translational science is conducted across the nation to make tangible improvements in the health of individuals and the population.
  • Rapidly translating CTSA-generated new knowledge and technologies into health interventions in real world settings.
  • Developing technologies, methods, data, analytics and resources that change the way translational scientists approach their work.
  • Generating and curating comprehensive data sets or other resources that catalyze science.


Name (CTSA Hub / Institution)
William Trochim (Weill Cornell) Co-Lead
Sundeep Khosla (Mayo) Co-Lead (Steering Committee Appointee)
Brad Pollack (UC Davis) Lead Team
Harry Selker (Tufts) Lead Team
Anantha Shekhar (Indiana) Lead Team
Todd Wilson (NCATS) NCATS/DCI Representative


Last Name
First Name
CTSA Hub / Institution
Adams John S. University of California, Los Angeles
Bagiella Emilia Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Bierer Barbara Harvard University
Bigby Barbara Scripps Research Institute
Blank Arthur Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Blazar Bruce University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Brassil Donna The Rockefeller University
Burge Mark University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Buse John The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carter Rickey Mayo Clinic
Carty Cara Children’s National Medical Center
Chapman Arlene University of Chicago
Curry Thomas University of Kentucky Research Foundations
Dere Willard The University of Utah
DiazGranados Deborah Virginia Commonwealth University
Enelow Richard Dartmouth College
Flume Patrick Medical University of South Carolina
Fontanesi John University of California, San Diego
Ford Daniel Johns Hopkins University
Fournier Deborah Boston University
Frank Stuart The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Funes Melanie University of Southern California
Gillespie Colleen New York University School of Medicine
Hart Barbara Bronx Health Link
Havermahl Tamara University of Michigan
Herold Kevan Yale University
Hogenesch John University of Pennsylvania
Holbein Blair University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Holmes Kristi Northwestern University
Jackson Lisa Stanford University
Jennings Kristofer University of Texas Medical Branch
Kohrt Wendy University of Colorado Denver
Koziel Margaret University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Lindsell Chris University of Cincinnati
Marnocha Rebecca University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mayo Matthew University of Kansas Medical Center
McHale Susan Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Melvin Ann University of Washington
Mermelstein Robin University of Illinois at Chicago
Messinger Shari University of Miami
Michailidis George University of Florida
Mittendorfer Bettina Washington University
Moen Rebbecca Duke University
Morgan Robert University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Mueller Meridith Medical College of Wisconsin
Oliverto Alison University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Pincus Harold Columbia University
Pletcher Mark University of California, San Francisco
Purucker Mary National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Rice Todd Vanderbilt University
Roache John The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Rubio Doris University of Pittsburgh
Schneider Margaret University of California, Irvine
Sufian Meryl National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Sullivan Linda Metrics Champion Consortium
Tang Wilson Case Western Reserve University
Tardiff Barbara Pfizer
Thomas Veronica Georgetown University with Howard University
Torner James University of Iowa
Toussant Kim The Ohio State University
Waller Lance Emory University
Zand Martin University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Zell Adrienne Oregon Health and Science University


1. Designing and analyzing clinical trials for personalized medicine

Leads: Matthew Mayo and Byron Gajewski (University of Kansas)


2. EMR based Research Recruitment

Leads: John Buse and Marie Rape (University of North Carolina)

Additional information coming soon

Meeting Schedule:

3rd Tuesday of every other month
2 - 3pm ET