Ethan Chiang, MS, PhD, is an Associate Director in Engagement, Dissemination and Implementation, at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Prior to this role, he was a senior program officer for merit review, where he was responsible for organizing and managing the comprehensive scientific and technical review of applications submitted for PCORI funding, ensuring the integrity of the merit review process, and providing technical assistance to PCORI’s standing panels and other external reviewers.
Before joining PCORI, Chiang served as a program officer with the Board on Global Science and Technology at the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies. In this position, he managed a series of federally funded programs to assess the implications of global advances in emerging research areas, to promote international research engagement and collaboration, and to build connectivity between emerging scientific communities and U.S. policymakers.
Chiang holds a BS in chemistry from Whitman College. He also holds an MS in chemical biology and a PhD in chemistry, both from Cornell University, where his research explored the molecular mechanisms that drive nano-scale protein heterogeneity during immune cell activation. His research publications are in the fields of chemical biology, biophysics, nanobiotechnology, and bio-materials science.