Program and Team Director

Lisa Koppelman, MSW, LICSW, MPH, is Program & Team Director at the MRCT Center. Lisa joined the MRCT Center in June 2019 and previously held the Program Manager position at the Center.

In her roles at the Center, Lisa focuses on issues related to the global harmonization of pediatric clinical trials, elevating the voices of young people in clinical research, and community engagement. She also focuses on incorporating key elements of coaching and professional development into her work that supports the Center’s staff.

Lisa brings over fifteen years’ experience as a public health professional to her work, previously overseeing projects on a range of content with a particular focus on qualitative research methods in her work at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to her immersion in the public health realm, Lisa worked for 15+ years as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings.

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University, her Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and her Master of Public Health degree in International Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She is a certified yoga teacher, a trained Executive Coach, and conducts professional development trainings focused on emotional intelligence in the workplace.