The CTSI's boards and committees advise the director about priorities, policies and strategy.

Descriptions and members of CTSI's advisory committees and boards are below.

The ISC provides counsel to the CTSI director with regard to coordination and prioritization of CTSI operations with institutional agendas, strategic investments and resource sharing. The ISC meets at least annually.

Shlomo K. Melmed, MB, ChB, MACP
Dean of the Medical Faculty
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David I. Meyer, PhD
President and Chief Executive
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Jaydutt Vadgama, PhD
Vice President for Research and Health Affairs
Chief, Division of Cancer Research and Training
Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Roger Wakimoto, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA 

The EAC functions as an interface with the scientific community and an outside perspective to the management of the UCLA CTSI. The EAC includes academic leadership from other CTSAs and leaders from industry and the community. The EAC meets annually at UCLA to review progress and make recommendations. Current members of the EAC include:

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD (Chair)
Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Science
John and Gertrude Peterson Dean of the School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Founding Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH (Co-Chair)
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts University 

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine
Community Engagement Program Leader, Clinical and Translational Science Center
UC Davis

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Miami CTSI Community and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Professor and Chief, Division of General Medicine
University of Miami Health System

Michael K. Gould, MD, MS 
Senior Research Scientist
Director, Health Services Research & Implementation Science
Leader, Care Improvement Research Team (CIRT) in the Department of Research and Evaluation
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California 

Virginia McFerran
Former Vice President, Global Partnerships at Google Health

Shawn N. Murphy, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard University

William E. Smoyer, MD, FASN
C. Robert Kidder Chair Professor of Pediatrics
Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Ohio State University

Hal F. Yee, Jr, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Deputy Director, Health Services, Clinical and Medical Affairs
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

The IAB provides an interface with subject experts at our partner institutions and UCLA professional schools as well as with patients and the community. The IAB brings a diversity of thought and experience necessary to support successful translational science. 

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD (Chair)
Dean and Professor, College of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education
Chief Medical Education Officer for UCLA Health
Maxine & Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education
Professor, Medicine

Joel Braslow, MD, PhD
Frances M. O’Malley Chair in Neuroscience 
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Robert Cherry, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, FACHE
Chief Medical and Quality Officer UCLA Health

Christina Christie, PhD
Wasserman Dean, School of Ed. & Information Studies
Professor, Education, Div. of Social Research Methodology

Eddie Cole, PhD
Associate Professor, Higher Education and History 

Jason Cong, PhD, MS 
Volgenau Chair for Engineering Excellence
Director, Center for Customizable Domain-Specific Computing
Director, VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory
Distinguished Professor, Computer Science

Eric Daar, MD
Interim Chair, Dept. of Medicine 
Chief, Div. of HIV Medicine
Chair, Antiretroviral Therapy Strategies Subcommittee, AIDS Clinical Trials Group Site
Prin. Investigator, California Clinical Treatment Group & NIDA Clinical Trials Network Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
Professor, Medicine

Holli DeVon, PhD, RN, RAHA, FAAN, FAHA
Associate Dean for Research 
Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Community Research Professor, School of Nursing

Eric Esralian, MD, MPH
Chief, Vatche & Tamar Manouklan Div. of Digestive Diseases
Director, Melvin & Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center 
Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology 

David Gere, PhD
Professor, UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Director, UCLA Art & Global Health Center UCLA

Jeffrey Golden, MD
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD
Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Interim Director, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Interim Physician-in-chief, Resnick Neuropsychiatric
Co-chair, Research Theme in Health Equity and Translational Social Science
Associate Director, UCLA Center for Social Medicine
Professor, Psychiatry

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, PhD
Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and African American Studies
Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
Director & Principal investigator, Million Dollar Hoods
Professor, African American Studies and Urban Planning

Alexander Hoffmann, PhD
Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Director, Institute of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio)

Tracy Johnson, PhD
Dean, Life Sciences
Keith & Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair
Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology 
HHMI Professor

Jorja Leap, PhD, MSW
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Social Welfare Executive Director, Social Justice Research Partnership, Luskin School of Public Affairs 
Co-Founder & Director, UCLA Watts Leadership Institute 

Nicole Leonard, JD, MBA
Vice President & Associate Dean for Research 
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Roger Lewis, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Project Director, Electronic Health Record Implementation, Dept. of Health Services, LA County
Professor, Medicine, UCLA
Investigator, The Lundquist Institute

Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Vice-Chair, Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine
Co-Chair, Div. of Community Engagement, and Academic Senate’s Clinical and Community Programs 
Academic/Community Partner, UCLA CTSI 
Assistant Professor 
Lead, Corona Virus Prevention Network’s Community Outreach Team and CDU-Bloomberg Philanthropies Corona Virus Vaccine Clinics
Executive Director, South Central Prevention Coalition
Consultant, Healthy African American Families
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Emilie Marcus, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Strategy, David Geffen School of Medicine 
Adjunct Professor, Biological Chemistry 

Mark Peterson, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Public Policy 
Co-Director, Policy Core for the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services
Professor, Public Policy, Political Science, and Law
Senior Fellow, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP
Chair, Dept. of Health Policy and Management 
Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research 
Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor, School of Public Health 

Vivek Shetty, DDS, DMD
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Bioengineering

Brian Taylor, PhD, FAICP
Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy
Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
Luskin School of Public Affairs 

Michael Teitell, MD, PhD
Professor and Latta Endowed Chair in Pathology 
Director, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center 
President, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation

Lawrence Tolliver
Owner, L. Tolliver’s Barbershop
LA Barbershop Blood Pressure Study
UCLA CTSI Patient Advocacy Board Member

Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA
Executive Director, Aging and Community Services, LA County Dept. of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)
Founding Co-Director/Investigator, UCLA Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (LA CAPRA)

Jaydutt Vadgama, PhD
Professor of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine
Chief, Div. of Cancer Research and Training
Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities Dept. of Internal Medicine
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Abel Valenzuela Jr., MCP, PhD
Interim Dean, Div. of Social Sciences
Professor, Labor Studies, Urban Planning and Chicana/o and Central American Studies

Donna Washington, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Director, Health Equity-Quality Enhancement Research Initiative National Partnered Evaluation Center, Veterans Health Administration 

Dorothy Wiley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing 

Ben Wu, PhD, DDS
Professor Emeritus, Dentistry and Materials Science and Engineering
Former Chair, Div. of Reg. and Reconstructive Sciences
Former Chair, Section of Biomaterials Science
Former Director, UCLA Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology
Exec. Former Director, Innovative Digital Dentistry Systems

Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD 
Chair and Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology
Director, Molecular Epidemiology Training Program
Co-Director, UCLA Center for Environment Genomics Scientific Director, UCLA Central Tumor Registry

The Patient Advocacy Board advises the CTSI on activities that interface with patients, such as informed consent documents and dissemination of results. The board meets semiannually with the director and attends EAC meetings to provide the patient perspective. 

Kawaiopua Alo
Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Joyce Brandman
Brandman Foundation

Adam Miller
Member, Board of Directors
Food Allergy Research and Education

Kim Norris
Co-Founder and President
Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Polly Sundeen
Patient advocate
Parent of a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Lawrence Tolliver
Owner, L. Tolliver's Barbershop

Richard Van Horn
Past chairman
Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Elle Seibert
Registry data manager
Solve Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The CTSI Hub established the Quality and Efficiency (Q&E) Council which leverages the heterogeneity of our institutions to test potential solutions in different research environments in our Hub. The Q&E Council meets quarterly. Our Hub partners work across our institutions as well as across UC BRAID and other CTSA sites in performing an analysis that compares trade-offs and efficiencies of different study activation approaches.