Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.
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
Program Officer, Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH, 2017-2019
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, NIH, 2014-2017
Research Manager, PMK Associates, Inc, 2013-2014
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2012
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005