Kathy Salaita, Sc.D., is Chief of the Scientific Review Branch. In this role, she is responsible for the supervisory management and oversight of the Scientific Review Branch and strategic planning activities as relevant to the peer review process. She provides review-related policy advice to NIAMS leadership and extramural program staff and participates in the development of funding opportunities. She also uses her expertise as a member of numerous trans-NIH committees. Finally, she serves as Scientific Review Officer for reviews of both Contracts and of Clinical Trials.

Dr. Salaita joined the NIAMS in May 2013. Prior to that, she held various positions at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR), including Acting Chief of the Healthcare Delivery and Methodology Integrated Review Group, Scientific Review Officer for the Health Services and Organization study section, and Referral Officer with the Division of Receipt and Referral. She also won the CSR Director’s Award for Mentoring. Before joining CSR, Dr. Salaita worked as a Program Officer at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


The Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Doctorate (Sc.D.), Health Policy and Management

The University of Texas, Austin, TX
M.S., Community and Regional Planning

The University of Virginia
B.A., Sociology


Scientific Review Officer, Referral Officer, and Acting Chief of an Integrated Review Group, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Program Officer, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Rockville, MD

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