Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program Leadership

Program Director:


Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, Director
Professor of Medicine and Health, Behavior and Society
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Program Associate Directors: 

Stephen Sozio, MD, MHS, MEHP
Associate Professor of Medicine


Martha Abshire, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing


Somnath Saha, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine

Academic Program Manager:

SMarks Stacey Marks, MS
Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Institute for Clinical and Translational ResearchE-mail:

Oversight Committee Members:

Daniel Ford, MD, MPH (Co-Chair),

Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation; Professor of Medicine,
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management

Oversight Committee Members:

Jerilyn K. Allen RN, ScD
Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing;
Professor, Nursing

Thomas Koenig, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Marie Diener-West, PhD
Chair, Master of Public Health Program
Professor, School of Public Health

The Advisory Committee provides guidance on recruiting and selecting trainees for the Program; the curriculum; and the design of research experiences.