Office of Research

The Ohio State University is now in the highest tier of public research universities in the country. Research, along with education and service, is a vital part of our mission at the College of Public Health. Through innovative, interdisciplinary research we are able to better understand the forces that affect public health, and we use that knowledge to improve the health of the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Public Health's Office of Research is to encourage, facilitate and support the research enterprise of the college. Under the direction of the associate dean for research, the Office of Research offers a full range of services in support of the college's sponsored research activities, and acts as a liaison between the CPH faculty and Ohio State's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Faculty are encouraged to consult Office of Research grants staff early when planning a proposal submission and then to continue to work closely with the Office of Research throughout the life of the sponsored project.

CPH faculty can also find support materials here.

Contact Us

Christopher M. Weghorst, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences 
Associate Dean for Research Christopher Weghorst works collaboratively with individual faculty members, divisions, and centers to advance the college's research mission. He directs the work of the Office of Research. Weghorst earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Pathology) from the Medical College of Ohio. He has a distinguished record of research, including advances in food-based cancer prevention and cancer genetics.
Contact Christopher Weghorst at (614) 247-4942 or


Scot Erbe
Grant Funds Coordinator
Scot Erbe coordinates grant activities for the College of Public Health's Office of Research, leading post-award grants management for the college. He assists investigators with project administration, monitors personnel appointments and project expenditures, and facilitates subcontracts, purchase orders and consultant agreements. Scot has been an employee of Ohio State since 1999 and previously worked in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Genetics as a laboratory manager where he was responsible for grant submissions and post-award management of grants. Scot earned his BA in Zoology from The Ohio State University in 2001.
Contact Scot Erbe at (614) 247-8727 or



Valerie Delmonico
Grant and Contracts Specialist
Valerie Delmonico manages both post-award and pre-award grant activity.  She primarily focuses on post-award projects, personnel appointments, project expenditures and project administration. Delmonico joins the college from the private industry sector where she managed Industry grant submissions to federal and state agencies as a consultant for ITECS-Innovative Consulting. She was also formerly an assistant director for the Engineering Experiment Station at The Ohio State University. At the Experiment Station, she collaborated with support staff to assist and oversee the proposal submission process for state and federal agencies as well as the private industry sector. Delmonico served as a liaison between engineering departments and funding streams to negotiate contract term and conditions consistent with university guidelines regarding intellectual property and conflict of interest policies. Delmonico holds a bachelor’s degree from Capital University in business management/marketing.     

Contact Valerie Delmonico at (614) 247- 4245or


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