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Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.

Dr. Katrina Serrano
Organ and Tissue Donation Program for Health Disparity Populations; Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity; Partnerships with Professional Societies to Promote Diversity; Helping to Accelerate Research Potential (HARP); Travel Awards (NMA & LMSA)

Responsibilities & Activities

As a program director in the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, I lead efforts to address health disparities among underserved populations as well as to promote scientific workforce diversity. I manage a portfolio in organ and tissue donation among populations that experience health disparities, a small grant program promoting diversity in health-related research, a partnership with professional societies to enhance scientific workforce diversity, and a mentoring program for early career individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. I also oversee a training/travel awards program in partnership with medical organizations that aims to support early career investigators who are underrepresented in biomedical research and academic medicine.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee, NIDDK Secondary Representative
  • NIDDK Women’s Health Working Group, Co-chair
  • NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health, NIDDK Secondary Representative
  • NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, Working Group Member
  • NIH Tribal Health Research Coordinating Committee, NIDDK Secondary Representative
Last Reviewed March 2023