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Barbara DeCausey

Director, Human Research Protection program
Barbara DeCausey portrait.
The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance
Human Research Protection program (MC0497)
North End Center, Suite 4120, Virginia Tech
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Barbara DeCausey joined the Human Research Protection Program in August 2019. She came to Virginia Tech from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


Barbara has more than 10 years of experience working in human subjects research.  For 5 years, she served as the Director of the Human Research Protections Office, and most recently as the Deputy Chief for the Clinical Research Branch, which manages the international Tuberculosis Trials Consortium.


She holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and  master’s degrees in both public health and business administration from Walden University.