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Elisabeth Handley Joins ORI as Interim Director

Adm. Brett P. Giroir, M.D., HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, announced today that Elisabeth Handley will join the Office of Research Integrity as the Interim Director, teaming with Deputy Director Dr. Wanda Jones, beginning August 26.  She brings diverse leadership experience from within HHS. In the integrity arena, Ms. Handley was the Deputy Center Director and Acting Director of the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She also conducted evaluation and inspections in the Office of Inspector General.  Her background in research and grants emanates from her work running the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Liaison Activities and her role as the Deputy National Coordinator for Operations at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.  Additionally, she was involved in grant making and policy for community health centers at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Her leadership directing CMS’ Office of Human Capital led to a decrease in the time to hire and new developmental and training programs for staff. She began her federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Social Security Administration, after receiving a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University.

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