Stacy Carrington-Lawrence, Ph.D., is the Acting Director of the Division of Aging Biology. Prior to joining NIA in 2021, she was a Senior Scientific Advisor in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). She began her career in public service in 2005 as a fellow in the Emerging Leaders Program, a competitive, two-year federal internship within the Department of Health and Human Services. During that internship, she worked in the Program on Public Private Partnerships within the Office of Science Policy at NIH.
In her work for the OAR, Dr. Carrington-Lawrence led the Etiology and Pathogenesis section and has been chair, co-chair, coordinator, and lead on more than 30 workshops, committees, and planning programs on a broad range of activities and research topics related to HIV/AIDS. Her expertise encompasses several areas including health disparities research, HIV-related comorbidities and co-infections, structural biology, systems biology and omics studies, immunology, microbiome, clinical research, and basic virology. She has extensive experience leading the coordination of trans-NIH working groups and external stakeholder committees and has facilitated effective collaborations and partnerships with academic institutions, federal and state agencies, non-governmental agencies, and community organizations to foster high-level initiatives. She was the lead for the development and coordination of the OAR stakeholder engagement activities and other outreach efforts for community, academic, governmental, and private partners.
Dr. Carrington-Lawrence earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center and completed her post-doctoral research at the National Cancer Institute.