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Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Associate Dean for Information Technology
Professor of Biostatistics

Kresge 1001E
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.1209
fdominic@hsph.harvard.edu

In 2013, Francesca Dominici, Ph.D. was appointed Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Harvard School of Public Health and heads the HSPH Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD).  Under Dr. Dominici’s leadership, ORSD provides critical services, supports and strategic direction to: increase HSPH faculty competitiveness for extramural research funding, build and diversify the School’s research portfolio, and advance the School’s capacity to adhere to the highest research standards.

 Dr. Dominici received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Padua, Italy in 1997. During her PhD, she spent two years as a visiting PhD student at Duke University, NC, USA. In 1997 she went to the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University as a post-doctoral fellow. In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and in 2007 she was promoted to Full Professor with Tenure. In 2009 she moved to Harvard School of Public Health as a tenured Professor of Biostatistics and was appointed Associate Dean of Information Technology in 2011. Her most recent role as Senior Associate Dean for Research was added to her portfolio in 2013.

Please visit her Faculty Page for more information related to her research, teaching and mentoring, and awards and service.

 

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Amanda Spickard, Master of Public Policy
Director of Research Strategy and Development

Kresge 1001A
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.1711
aspickar@hsph.harvard.edu

Amanda Spickard is the Director of Research Strategy and Development.
After completing her graduate work in Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins University, Amanda has spent the last 10 years promoting translational research within federal and university-based applied research facilities.

Prior to joining HSPH, Amanda worked at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, directing multidisciplinary research and technical assistance projects; providing leadership to guide the school’s research development strategies; identifying and securing funding to support new areas of research, technical assistance and academic activities; and developing relationships with external partners.  In the US Department of Labor’s Office of Policy and Research, Amanda managed national demonstration research projects, chaired federal grant review committees, and assisted in the development of federal research, policy analysis and legislation.

Amanda holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelors degree from Earlham College.

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Kirsten O’Brien
Program Coordinator for Strategic Initiatives

Kresge 1001
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
kobrien@hsph.harvard.edu
617.432.7886

Kirsten O’Brien coordinates the program and communication activities within the office, while providing support with special projects.

Prior to joining HSPH, Kirsten held roles in the corporate environment in Los Angeles, as well as in her home city of Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a degree in Business Management from the University of South Africa, and is currently pursuing  her graduate studies in International Relations through the School’s Division of Continuing Education.