Contact Us

For general questions about the CTSI:

Helia Morris, MSM
Executive Director
CTSI Executive Office

For payment-, grant-, and finance-related questions about the CTSI:

Ebony L. Green
Finance & Operations Manager
CTSI Executive Office

To request our services, please click here to complete an application for consulting.

If you have questions about our consulting services, contact:

Bioinformatics: Avi Spira
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Clinical Informatics: Bill Adams
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Biostatistics: Howard Cabral
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Clinical Data Warehouse: Linda Rosen

Data Management: Christine Chaisson
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Regulatory Support & Education and Clinical Research Recruitment: Mary-Tara Roth

CTSI Training Programs Coordinator
e-mail: and

eRA Commons Name

The eRA Commons is an online interface where signing officials, principal investigators, trainees and post-docs at institutions/organizations can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.  Signing Officials and Principal Investigators from applicant organizations do need an eRA Commons account, as do other people who may be assisting in the process of grant application submission.

Whether your research is grant funded or unfunded, if you receive CTSI services, we request you obtain an eRA commons ID so that our CTSI services supporting your research can be identified by our sponsor, NCATS, in our annual progress report.  Continued funding is dependent on identification of services.

If you do not have an eRA Commons account and need to be registered, please follow the instructions below to request registration.

Boston University:
Please visit and complete the on-line registration form.

Boston Medical Center:
Please contact the BMC Grants Administration office through with the following information:

• Full Name
• e-mail address
• eRA Commons Role (Postdoc, PI, Trainee, etc.)

Please put “Request for eRA Commons Username” in the subject header.

If you have questions or concerns about this information, please contact Kaci Foster, Director, Research Operations, Systems and Analytics (ROSA) at or Ronald Corley, Associate Provost for Research, BUMC at

More info on eRA commons registration 
Guidance to applicant about registering