Becky Montalvo serves as Executive Director, MedStar Community Clinical Research Center, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Penn Medical Laboratory. In this role, she provides comprehensive program leadership and oversight of research support for oncology research activity throughout MedStar Health. In addition, Becky serves in a leadership role for the administrative infrastructure of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, providing direction, development and execution of an integrated clinical research support program.
Becky brings more than 25 years of oncology research experience, including over 20 years of leadership experience with program creation and expansion. Coming from Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, Becky joined MedStar Health Research Institute in 1998 as a clinical research manager, and was promoted to director, clinical research before assuming her current role in 2006. Under her tenure, MedStar has experienced a marked increase in oncology research activity, with significant improvement in program evaluations and fiscal operations. Additionally, while at Loma Linda, she designed a research management database, and most recently, created the Research Brings Hope® campaign with her MHRI team, which promotes awareness and importance of clinical research in the oncology setting.
Becky is a founding member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), as well as numerous other professional affiliations and committee work. She is published in the fields of clinical oncology and disparities research.