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Liza M. Catucci, MPH, Deputy Director of HSR&D

Liza M. Catucci, MPH, Deputy Director of HSR&D

Liza M. Catucci, MPH, Deputy Director of HSR&D

Liza M. Catucci, MPH was appointed Deputy Director, HSR&D on December 4, 2022.  Liza originally joined HSR&D as Chief Operating Officer, in August 2014. She fulfilled a detail as Acting Director of ORD Operations from August 2021 to August 2022 during which time she led a team that successfully implemented a hybrid workforce at a new location in Washington, DC. 

Prior to joining HSR&D Liza served as Administrative Officer for Clinical Science Research, and Director of Operations for the Human Research Protection Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  From 2005 to 2006 she spent a sabbatical year as the Health Systems Specialist to the West Palm Beach VAMC Director and oversaw the Office of Patient Advocacy, Coordinated the Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP), provided consultation to Leadership on the requirements for re-establishing a Clinical Science/Human Subject Research Program infrastructure, and concurrently served as the facility Public Affairs Officer. 

Liza joined the VA in 1993 after leaving her position as Administrator for the Cardiovascular Research Department at the New England Regional Primate Research Center/Harvard Medical School.  Prior to that she served as the Administrator for the Brown University Medical School Academic Department of Surgery.  While at Brown, Liza also served as interim Director of the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Medical School and Interim Director of the Surgical Clerkship Program.

Liza completed a degree in Biology at RI College where she conducted recombinant DNA research with HeLa cells to identify origins of replication on Okazaki fragments.  In 2019 Liza received a Master of Public Health from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) in the Geisel School of Medicine.  At Dartmouth she was named a TDI Pioneer Scholar and received a Special Commendation for her Research Practicum on Misdiagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Liza remains engaged with Dartmouth as a Teaching Assistant in the MPH Hybrid Program. 

Liza volunteers at a homeless shelter in her community on the weekends and in her spare time enjoys traveling to new places to experience different cultures and learn more about international history. 

 


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