Danielle W. Johnson

Director of Grants & Contracts

Danielle W. Johnson, CRA, has almost 20 years of experience in research administration primarily focused on reviewing various types of proposals, contracts, and grants, including federal, state, local, and foundations. She has a grants and contracts background in both pre-award contract review and negotiation as well as post-award grant management.

Prior to joining the Institute in January 2018, she worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist in the Louisiana State University’s central Office of Sponsored Programs. At LSU, she also served as the LSU Chair for Administrators of Sponsored Programs (ASP) and Co-Instructor on trainings offered by the office to assist faculty and staff with the basic understanding of sponsored programs. She also worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist at Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Office of Sponsored Projects where she managed clinical trial and human subject research grants.

At the Institute, she provides assistance and technical expertise with financial and programmatic grant processes from pre-award through post-award and closeout. She works closely with the technical team and Institute Research Directors to ensure accurate financial, programmatic reporting and procedural compliance on all grants and contracts.

Danielle is a Certified Research Administrator with the Research Administrators Certification Council and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge.