Rebecca Barasky

Director of Research

Rebecca Barasky, MPH is BCAN’s Director of Research.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight and management of all grant activities including application solicitation, grants management, investigator support, and analysis of program efficiency.  Rebecca also manages BCAN grants from pre-award through award close-out while working closely with BCAN’s senior management team and Board to successfully achieve desired research outcomes.

Rebecca has been advancing research efforts that prioritize patients for over a decade. Prior to joining BCAN, Rebecca was the Associate Director, Science Operations, Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, (PCORI).  While at PCORI, Rebecca managed the pre-award and funded award processes ensuring rigorous active portfolio management and adherence to PCORI’s policies and procedures.  She also supervised cross-departmental organizational priorities like the development of rapid funding mechanisms and novel PCORI funding announcements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to PCORI, Rebecca was the scientific manager for the NIH-funded DC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the George Washington University, where she managed the pilot awards program, identified strategic areas for RFAs, coordinated the pre-award consultation process and managed the application and scientific review process.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, all things fitness-related, and adventures with her 70 pound Shepherd mix, Winston.

Rebecca holds a Master of Public Health from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.