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Mary Geda

Associate Director, Program on Aging; Co-Leader, Program on Aging Operations Core


Mary Geda is the Associate Program Director for the Yale Program on Aging and the Co-Leader for the Field Operations of the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.  She also manages several ambitious projects at Yale including the LIVEBETTER trial and the Biostatistics and Phenotype Work Groups within the  NIH-VA-DoD supported Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3).  She has over 25 years' experience in the field with experience that ranges from recruiting participants into pharmaceutical and device trials to overseeing multi-center research projects involving >100 hospitals across the U.S. and internationally.  She has an excellent grasp of the organizational dynamics of clinical research because she has served in a wide variety of roles including Clinical Trial Coordinator (UPenn), Research Subject Advocate/Research Monitor (UPenn), IRB Manager/Co-Chair (Univ. of CO), and Research Project Director (Yale). 

Ms. Geda specializes in building the infrastructure needed to support sustainable research programs.  She has been involved in University-wide initiatives that include developing an institutional clinical research coordinator training program at UPenn, obtaining AAHRPP accreditation at the University of Colorado IRB, and building a scalable infrastructure for REDCap at Yale.  

Her high level of engagement and breadth of contributions is apparent from the number of publications in which she is a co-author.  These publications involve diverse and varied clinical areas, research designs, methodologies, and populations.

Education & Training

  • MSN
    University of Pennsylvania, Nursing (2003)
  • BSN
    University of Pennsylvania, Nursing (1996)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Linda K Lorimer Award for Distinguished ServicePresident Salovey2022
Department of Internal Medicine Service Excellence Internal Medicine2021