Dr. Leslie McIntosh is the inaugural Executive Director of RDA-US. She comes to the RDA from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she most recently served as Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics with a faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology and Immunology. Through her work, she has been successful in achieving an extensive research support portfolio, enabling her to optimize data management processes to provide meaningful decision support for effective and efficient health care delivery and research.
Dr. McIntosh has led the implementation of software and data services for over 600 researchers across more than 80 institutions. She has played a crucial role in relationship building within her own teams, as well as establishing partnerships with private companies and public institutions. Devoted to helping future generations understand the importance of data sharing, she has mentored many early career data scientists and provided guidance to company startups regarding the full life-cycle of data needs.