Sheila Garrity, JD, MPH, MBA has been named as the new Director of the Office of Research Integrity. She is expected to start the week of March 26, 2023.
Garrity is a leader in the fields of research integrity and the responsible conduct of research education. She was most recently at the George Washington University. At GW, Garrity was responsible for policy development, informational sessions, and development of educational modules to assist investigators with understanding their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities with regard to their research. She oversaw the operations of the Office of Laboratory and Radiation Safety, the Office of Human Research, the Animal Research Facilities, and Regulatory Affairs and served as the institutional Research Integrity Officer (RIO).
Prior to that, Garrity spent more than 20 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she most recently served as the director of the Division of Research Integrity and RIO. In addition, she is a founding member and served as the first president of the Association for Research Integrity Officers (ARIO).
Garrity earned her MBA and MPH at Johns Hopkins where she also received a Certificate in Health and Human Rights and her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Please join OASH and ORI in welcoming Sheila Garrity and in thanking Wanda Jones for the incredible job she has done as ORI Acting Director.