The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is to partner with the broader research community as a reliable, accessible resource to increase productivity and promote a culture of creativity and innovation.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is responsible for the current and future health of the university’s research enterprise, including institutional research compliance, research development, undergraduate research, and cross-divisional research initiatives, such as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships, the Johns Hopkins Catalyst and Discovery Awards, and the President’s Frontier Award. We support important multidisciplinary, collaborative research projects, including the Signature Initiatives identified in the Rising to the Challenge Campaign and multidivisional proposals in response to RFAs.
We facilitate the Research Oversight Committee (ROC), comprising the divisional research deans, research administration directors and key university personnel, to strategically plan Johns Hopkins’ research infrastructure. We are also responsible for the university research programs administration that oversees policies, procedures and information systems for research grants.
Denis Wirtz, PhD
Vice Provost for Research
Susannah Porterfield, MS
Associate Vice Provost for Research
Alexandra Albinak, JD, MBA
Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration
Julie Messersmith, MA
Executive Director for Research
Keri Althoff, PhD
Provost’s Fellow for Research Communication
Sr. Communications Coordinator
Sr. Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Denis Wirtz