Chief Scientific Officer
Michelle Culp joined the People-Centered Research Foundation as Chief Scientific Officer in October 2017. Ms. Culp brings a wealth of experience and expertise in clinical research operations and clinical trial management, serving as the Director of Clinical Operations at the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science and as the Acting Director of the Trial Innovation Network. She developed and managed innovative and efficient approaches to clinical operations for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and NCATS. She has extensive experience managing clinical trial operations for NIH and industry studies. Ms. Culp was on special assignment with the NIH Office of Science Policy, working on clinical trial stewardship reforms, including the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research, the NIH Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training and other NIH clinical trial stewardship reforms.
Ms. Culp earned her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland. Prior to coming to NCATS, she was the director of the Office of Clinical Trials Operations and Management for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, where she oversaw intramural and extramural clinical research. Before that, Ms. Culp was Chief of the Office of Clinical Research Affairs in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where she oversaw the clinical operations for numerous biodefense, influenza vaccine and other global infectious disease trials. She has worked for private pharmaceutical and contract research companies providing clinical trial services, clinical monitoring and project management.
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland