Director, Office of Extramural Policy and Review
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D. is joining National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as the Director of the Office of Extramural Policy and Review (OPER), which oversees NIDA’s peer review branch, compliance with NIH extramural policies, and coordination of the activities of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.
Prior to coming to NIDA, Dr. Waldeck served as the Deputy Director of the Association for Psychological Science, where she was responsible for the effective and efficient functioning of the Association’s day-to-day administrative and program operations. In this role, she applied her scientific expertise to the organization’s mission, advocated for science funding, and engaged in public outreach aimed at sharing an understanding of psychological science with the public. Before that, Dr. Waldeck served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In her nearly 15 year tenure at NIMH, Dr. Waldeck served in several roles within DEA and was seen the lead policy expert in DEA with particular expertise in extramural program and review policies and matters.
Dr. Waldeck graduated from American University and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine.