Assistant Grants Compliance Officer
Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight (DGCO)
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH
Mary Catherine Robinson is an Assistant Grants Compliance Officer in OER’s Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight. She joined OPERA in 2018, after working for the NIH Office of Management Assessment, where she investigated allegations of grant fraud, waste, and abuse. She also worked for the NIH Division of Financial Advisory Services, where she negotiated indirect cost rates with commercial companies. Ms. Robinson began her Federal career as an Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. She has over 20 years conducting compliance audits/reviews. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Strayer University in 1996.