David E. Wright, Ph.D.
Dr. Wright joined ORI as Director in January 2012. Previously, he served as an expert consultant to ORI from 2001 until 2011, working with both the Division of Investigative Oversight and the Division of Education and Integrity. In that capacity he was the architect of the RIO Boot Camp program. From 1993-2004, Dr. Wright served as Michigan State University’s (MSU) Assistant Vice President for Research Ethics and Standards, as well as its Intellectual Integrity Officer, overseeing most of MSU’s research regulatory compliance activity. He also chaired the University’s Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects for 11 years. From 2005-2011 David Wright was Professor and Chairperson of MSU’s Department of Community Sustainability where he taught and wrote on the history of science and technology and the responsible conduct of research. Dr. Wright has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a PhD in American Studies from MSU.
John E. Dahlberg, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, ORI
Dr. Dahlberg is the Deputy Director of the Office of Research Integrity. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in in microbiology from Purdue University in 1968. After post-doctoral fellowships at the Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York and at Rutgers University, he spent sixteen years at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda carrying out research on retroviruses with an initial emphasis on ultrastructure and virus classification. Subsequently he focused increasingly on immunoassay development and molecular biology and, using all of these technologies, began research on lentiviruses in 1980. In 1988, Dr. Dahlberg joined a small biotechnology company as director of research and development, where he developed procedures for growing macrophage cells in serum-free medium and using them to test drugs for their ability to inhibit HIV replication. Dr. Dahlberg joined the Office of Scientific Integrity in 1992, just prior to its being reorganized into ORI. While at ORI, he has developed a variety of computer-aided techniques to assist in analysis of data and detection of evidence of data falsification. Previously, Dr. Dahlberg was the Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight.
Susan Garfinkel, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Investigative Oversight
Susan Garfinkel, Ph.D., joined ORI in 2003 as a Scientist-Investigator and is currently the Director for the Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO). Previously, she worked at the American Health Assistance Foundation where she served as Director of Research Grants. Prior to that she managed the Lung Cell and Vascular Biology Research Program at NHLBI, NIH; served as science advisor at the Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts; served as Chair for the Public Education Committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research; worked as an associate investigator at the Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and as a researcher in the Jerome H. Holland Laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology, American Red Cross. She received her doctorate in genetics from George Washington University and did postdoctoral training in the Holland Laboratory. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at SUNY-Binghamton.