About Us

Lauren Zajac, MPA CRA

Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
(520) 621-0724

Lauren Zajac is the Assistant Vice President of Research Administration for the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS). She works to develop highly impactful and sustainable administration research services, tools, and strategies consistent with the UAHS-sponsored research goals outlined in the UA's strategic plan. Prior to joining the UA, Lauren held several positions with the University of Chicago, including executive director, pre-and post-award management, in the Department of Medicine; director of sponsored programs; senior manager of contracts; and grants and contracts manager in University Research Administration. She also was research administrator with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Northwestern University. She is a member of the National Council of University Research Administration and has served as study section member for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. She earned her Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University, completed the Executive Program for Emerging Leaders at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science, graduating cum laude with highest distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lauren is also a Certified Research Administrator.

Christine Gaul, MBA CRCP

Director, Research Operations
(520) 626-1542

Christine Gaul oversees operations for our "one-stop shop" research administration team that supports the management, maximization, and compliance of the sponsored research portfolio across UAHS. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration summa cum laude from University of Phoenix.

Elisha Johnson, JD

Director, Clinical Trials and Contracting
(520) 626-7822

Shannon Carver

Director, Grants
(520) 626-0717

Becca Cammack, MA

Contract Analyst
(520) 626-4663

Wendy Chmara

Coordinator, OnCore
(520) 621-6239

Kirsten Anderson, MPH MSW

Coordinator, Regulatory
(520) 621-6417

Sean Armstrong, CRA

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-1156

Susie Brown

Coordinator, OnCore
(520) 621-5457

Veronica Buckley

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-9303

Sarah Clarke

Assistant Manager, Grants
(520) 626-7375

Hannah Curtin, BS

Administrative Assistant
(520) 621-6136

Kristi L. Davis

Senior Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-1425

Holly Dean

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-0544

Shannon R. Edwards

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-1167

Jade Emans

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 621-3577

Karina Gil-Azamar

Coordinator, Grants
(602) 827-2917

Erin M. Gill, PhD

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5578

Melissa Gomez

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-4557

Maria M. Grijalva, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-3708

Melissa Hala'ufia, MPH

Contract Officer
(520) 626-5662

Ashley B. Hale, MS-CRM

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-3685

Nina Halvax, MPA

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 621-5368

Julie Johnson

Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-7114

Me Linda Johnson

Senior Applications Systems Analyst, OnCore CTMS & eReg
(520) 626-9522

Zoe Li, JD

Contract Analyst
(520) 626-9753

Stephanie Martinez

Contract Analyst
(520) 626-8079

Caitlin McCarthy

Accountant, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-8231

Annet Mejia

Principal Accountant, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-5301

Lillian Mendibles, BS

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-3593

Kelli Michels, MA

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 621-5387

Sabrina Miller-White, MS

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 621-5419

Kathleen Moroz, MBA

Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-3767

Lynn Owens, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 621-6347

Scott Parkinson, JD

Manager, Contracts
(520) 621-0927

Elizabeth Paulette, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 621-4431

Ryan Claire Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-8075

Lizette Romero

Research Administrator, Grants
(602) 827-2227

Jessica Sanchez, MPH

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-8403

Karla Smith, MPA

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 621-6288

Samantha Smith, MPH

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-8905

Jacquine Stork, MPA

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-8078

Kerry-Ann Suckra, MS

Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 621-2029

Sarah Talvy

Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-6919

Angela Valencia, MPH

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5051

Josephine Valladee, CRA

Assistant Manager, Grants
(602) 827-2637

Savannah Williamson, JD

Contract Analyst
(520) 621-6358

Dianne Zachar

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-8871