Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil

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Executive Director of Research and Professor
(617) 724-3454
Office Location: 
Building 79/96 Room 212

Dr. Nara Gavini is Executive Director of Research and Professor of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Dr. Gavini is responsible for managing and advancing the research and scholarship programs, supporting ongoing research operations, facilitating faculty development, research marketing and branding, promoting research partnerships, and providing financial insight. 

Before joining the MGH Institute, Dr. Gavini served as Chief of the NIH Office of Extramural Programs (OEP) at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR/NIH) where he oversaw all activities, and NHLBI/NIH Chair of Diversity Programs. He also served as a Health Scientist Administrator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and worked as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Dr. Gavini also held a professorship at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and served as Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University. He has been a Principal Investigator for NSF, NIH, and USDA research grants. 

His scientific expertise covers biological, chemical, computational, quantitative, and analytical sciences. He also has facilitated research collaborations and promoted diversity programs.


PhD, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
MPhil, Genetic Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India