The Associate Vice President for Research is responsible for ensuring that the research infrastructure is robust and responsive to the needs of Brown University investigators and their research partners. Regina oversees all aspects of research administration and compliance at the University, serving as the advocate for faculty throughout the grant seeking and oversight process, and also assists the Vice President for Research and the University in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures that govern the conduct of research at Brown.
Regina comes to Brown from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she was the Director of the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration from 2001 to 2003. At the NIH, she was responsible for facilitating scientific research in a complicated system that includes grants policy, grants oversight and compliance, and extramural information systems, as well as outreach and training for extramural grantees, faculty and administration. Before moving to Washington D.C., Regina was the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Vermont from 1990 to 2001. In the 1980s, she worked at Harvard University’s Office for Sponsored Research as a Senior Assistant Director and Assistant Director. Regina is a native of Rhode Island and a graduate of Rhode Island College. She holds an M.B.A. from Boston University.