Office of Strategic Research Team

The Office of Strategic Research facilitates the research administration process for the faculty and staff within the UCLA Department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. Our staff assist with pre-award activities, such as the contract and grant submission process, budget development and negotiation, clinical research invoicing and reconciliation of payments, liaison between UCLA contract/grant/billing offices and funding agencies, guidance on regulatory processes, and review of billing compliance issues.

Please contact the Pre-Award staff as soon as you are considering initiating a new research project. We look forward to working with you!


Keith Steele - Director of Finance and Research

Keith Steele
Phone: 310-206-1111
Director of Strategic Research

Erica Stanley - Associate Director, Head of Pre-Award Activities

Erica Stanley
Phone: 310-206-7303  
Assistant Director, Manager, Pre-Award Activities


Michael Mapel - Clinical Trials Team Lead

Michael Mapel
Phone: 310-206-4479
Principal Clinical Trials Administrator

Aria Mohseny - Administrative Specialist

Aria Mohseny
Phone: 310-206-6273
Administrative Specialist


Meg Bradley, Clinical Research Lead
Meg Bradley
Clinical Research Lead