Jodi Black, PhD

Deputy Director, DERA, NHLBI, NIH

Jodi Black, PhD, is the deputy director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research, where she leads and supports development of innovative initiatives, program and grants management policy and processes, and the small business and extramural technology development programs. In her career, Dr. Black has developed, implemented, and managed large, diverse, multidisciplinary scientific programs in areas including infectious diseases, cancer, and genomics. She also has developed strategic alliances between academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and industry to leverage resources and capacity across institutions to enhance the translation of innovative technologies from the bench to the market. Dr. Black earned a PhD in pathology and a Master of Medical Science degree in infectious diseases from Emory University.