Support for CPH Faculty and Student Research

Christopher M. Weghorst, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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.
You can reach Chris at (614) 247-4942 or weghorst.2@osu.edu.

 

Emily Modak, Director, Office of Research
Emily directs grant activities for the Office of Research. She leads pre-award services for the office and manages the large tobacco research center grant. She identifies and disseminates research funding opportunities, assists faculty with grantsmanship strategies, develops and analyzes budgets, advises investigators on project administration, and provides direction to other college grants staff. Prior to joining the college Emily served for seven years as a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she assisted investigators with pre- and post-award management of large programmatic grants and contracts from numerous federal and nonprofit sponsors. She is a Certified Research Administrator and holds a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from Ohio State.
You can reach Emily at 247-8328, in Cunz Hall Room 259, or at modak.4@osu.edu.

 

For help with post-award research support, contact Scot Erbe
Scot Erbe, Research Administrator

Scot leads post-award grants management for the college, including compliance, and laboratory safety and operations. He assists investigators in EHS, HBHP, CPHP and those with laboratory-based studies with project administration and is our resident expert on non-personnel project expenditures such as subcontracts, foreign subawards, purchase orders and consultant agreements. Scot has been an employee of Ohio State since 1999, previously worked in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Genetics as a laboratory manager, and earned his BA in Zoology from Ohio State.
You can reach Scot at 247-8727, in Cunz Hall Room 266, or at erbe.7@osu.edu.

 

Training for Researchers

The Office of Research offers comprehensive training and education programs to meet the research needs of key personnel (faculty, staff, post docs, students) involved in the conduct of research at Ohio State. These programs are structured to provide key personnel with a better understanding of the research requirements, policies, and administrative processes that impact the research enterprise. Web-based training, workshops, seminars, and presentations related to responsible research practices, financial stewardship, research compliance issues, commercialization of intellectual property, electronic research administration tools, and other aspects of research administration are provided here.

Additional support materials for College of Public Health faculty are available here.