Dr. Black is the Deputy Director of the Office of Extramural Research, where she oversees and supports initiative development and grants management policy and processes and the small business and extramural technology development programs.
She has over 25 years of scientific research and research administration leadership experience with a diverse background in basic and clinical science, and programmatic administration. In her career, she has developed, implemented, and managed large, diverse, multidisciplinary scientific programs in areas including infectious diseases, cancer and genomics and has developed strategic alliances between academic, healthcare and commercial organizations to leverage resources and capacity across institutions. While at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), she provided leadership and management for initiative development, the peer review process, policy development and implementation, grants and contracts including training, small business and international awards, as well as the development and implementation of programs and partnerships to enhance the translation of innovative technologies from the bench to the market to enhance health.
Dr. Black earned a Ph.D. in pathology and a Masters of Medical Science in infectious diseases from Emory University.