Associate Director, Sponsored Programs Assurance and Research Compliance

Krista returned to Duke in 2021 and was promoted to Associate Director, Sponsored Programs Assurance and Research Compliance in 2023. Krista has over 10 years of experience in research operations and oversight. Prior to returning to Duke, Krista was the director of learning and evaluation at the North Carolina Partnership for Children where she oversaw evaluation of program effectiveness and data integrity across North Carolina’s statewide Smart Start network. Previously, Krista served as the Clinical Research Compliance Officer at Cone Health where she provided enterprise-wide leadership for clinical research compliance and development, including the creation of a centralized research infrastructure to support sponsored programs, research compliance and system-wide research quality assurance. There she also facilitated the Research Advisory Board and the Research Conflict of Interest Committee. In addition, Krista has also held roles at the Duke Office of Clinical Research, Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Krista is currently a member of the Institutional Review Board at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and also serves as an appointed member of the Durham City-County Racial Equity Commission. 

Krista holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (North Carolina State University, 2022); Master of Science in Public Service Management (DePaul University, 2016); a Master of Science in Biobehavioral Science – Neuroscience and Education (Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011); and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (North Carolina State University, 2007).