Kimberly F. Kerstann, PhD


Dr. Kerstann is directly responsible for the overall administration of cancer center grants and has operational oversight of cancer-related research administration, research development and shared resources.

Titles and Roles

Associate Director for Cancer Research Administration
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


Dr. Kerstann serves as the Associate Director for Research Administration for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  She was appointed to the role of Associate Director for Research Administration by Dr. Curran in October 2009 upon reorganization of the Winship Cancer Institute administrative team.  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Kerstann served as the Director of Research Projects for the Winship Cancer Institute. In this role she worked closely with faculty to develop biomarker driven protocols and research initiatives.

With 13 years of experience in biomedical research, particularly in the field of genetic epidemiology, she brings a depth of knowledge in the conduct of research, in addition to project and data management to the administrative team. Dr. Kerstann’s time as a medical liaison for a major pharmaceutical company had allowed her to develop the business acumen necessary for an effective administrator.

In her role as Associate Director for Research Administration, Dr. Kerstann is responsible for the oversight of research administration and the shared resources of Winship under the direction of the Executive Director (Dr. Curran). In addition, Dr. Kerstann is responsible for the overall management of the Cancer Center Support Grant, which provides the Winship Cancer Institute with its NCI-designation.


Dr. Kerstann earned her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University in 2003. Dr. Kerstann then completed Postdoctoral Fellowships, specializing in genetic epidemiology, at the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute from 2003-2007.

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