Debra (Debbie) Schaller-Demers

Debra (Debbie) Schaller-Demers, MSOM serves as Senior Director for Research Integrity and Compliance (RIC) and the Research Integrity Officer in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) at New York University (NYU).  A seasoned leader and collaborator, Debra has over 20 years of experience in research management in higher education and non-profit organizations, with a successful track record in responsible conduct of research including compliance, outreach, and education.

A thought leader in the industry, Debbie currently serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI). She served on the SRAI Board of Directors from 2012 to 2015, is a Past-President of SRAI’s Northeast Section, the 2011 recipient of the SRAI Excellence Award - Intermediate Level and the SRAI Hartford-Nicholsen Award, and former Editor of the SRAI Catalyst. She was inducted as SRAI Distinguished Faculty in 2012. Debbie is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and content/curriculum developer on research ethics/compliance and professional development across the globe. She was selected as SRAI’s recipient of the INORMS Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2020 in recognition of outstanding contributions made at the international level to the research administration and management profession. Debbie came to NYU from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as their Vice President, Research Outreach and Compliance. She started her career as the Research Integrity Education Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical College and served as Weill Cornell’s Research Integrity/Conflicts Manager. Debra received her BA in Fine Art from Queens College, CUNY, and her MS in Organization and Management from Capella University.