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Contacts for Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

Research Conflict of Interest program

The Research Conflict of Interest program is responsible for assessing and implementing management strategies for Investigator financial conflicts of interest. 

The program also administers the university's system for outside activity and financial interest disclosure and is available for disclosure/conflict of interest/conflict of commitment consultations upon request. Please call 540-231-9376 or email

Leadership and Staff

Cristen Jandreau portrait.

Cristen Jandreau

Research Conflict of Interest Program
University Official for Financial Conflict of Interest (Sponsored Projects)

Quinn Steen portrait.

Quinn Steen

Senior Coordinator,
Research Conflict of Interest Program

Leslie Thornton-O'Brien portrait.

Leslie Thornton-O'Brien

Administrative Specialist,
Research Conflict of Interest Program

Additional Contact Information

There are many disclosure and COI stakeholders across the university. The Research Conflict of Interest Program will connect you with the applicable stakeholder, as needed.

  • Faculty should review the Office of Sponsored Program’s website, which outlines the current requirements for disclosing to federal sponsors, and contact with questions.
  • Contact Procurement at for questions about owning or working for a company related to university purchasing.
  • Contact the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance for questions about international entity collaborations.
  • Salaried staff must disclose additional employment outside of the Disclosure and Management System. Staff should review Policy 4070 and contact their supervisors/Human Resources for questions about additional employment disclosure.


Research Conflict of Interest Program
North End Center, Suite 4120
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Mail Code: 0497

Fax Number: 540-231-0959 (Attn: RCOI)