People

Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH

Vice Chancellor of Research
Medicine

The focus of my research program is the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). My research unit has devoted substantial effort to the performance of genome wide association (GWA) and other genetics studies, which have led to the identification of over 30 genes that contribute to risk and outcome of these disorders.

Ramona Batra

Business & Integration Manager
CHORI

Harold Collard, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical Research
Director, CTSI
Medicine

Dr. Collard is Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research and Professor in Residence in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at UCSF, Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and Director of the UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease Program. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Collard has produced seminal articles on the epidemiology, natural history, and management of interstitial lung diseases, and he is an internationally recognized clinical researcher and trialist.

Mark Freiberg

Executive Director
EH&S

Laurie Herraiz, RD

HRPP Director
Vice Chanc Research

Clinical Researcher and Certified biomedical research compliance professional with over 20 years experience in a broad range of clinical research activities and a passionate dedication to the ethical conduct of human research
Specialties:
• Monitoring the conduct of clinical research trials to assure the rights and welfare of research participants and to optimize compliance with federal, state and UCSF policies
• In-depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), ICH guidelines; FDA and VA regulations for monitoring compliance of clinical trials

Gretchen Kiser, PhD

Director
Research Development Office

Dr. Gretchen Kiser is the Executive Director of the Research Development Office (RDO) at the University of California San Francisco.

Elizabeth Sinclair, PhD

Director
Research Resource Program

Director - Core Immunology Laboratory (CIL)
Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine- San Francisco General Hospital

Brian Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure
Operations & Interim Director, Research Resource Program
Vice Chanc Research

Brian is the associate vice chancellor for research infrastructure and operations. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, management, and oversight of several key components of our enterprise: sponsored research; laboratory animal resource center; and environment, health and safety. Responsibilities also include initiatives such as CHORI integration; research supply chain management advisory group; and occupational health & wellness advisory committee.

Winona Ward

Director, Office of Sponsored Research
Interim Director, Office of Clinical Research
Vice Chanc Research