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Christin L. Daniels, MA

Christin L. Daniels, MA

Senior Director of Research and Innovation
Research, Innovation and Global Solutions
Public Health Team Science Liason
Gillings COI Committee
  • 104 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7415
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

As senior director of Research and Innovation, Daniels is a key connector for researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs at the Gillings School and the University. Serving all departments and programs, she initiates and sustains relationships with faculty members and research administrators to facilitate broader research strategies, communications and initiatives on behalf of the Gillings School. She leads research development and compliance, provides knowledge management, curates and analyzes research data and trends, and assists in business intelligence and interdisciplinary large proposal bids. She plays a significant role in major initiatives that transcend research, including CEPH accreditation, School-wide task force teams, School events, and planning/hosting legislative visits. 

Daniels previously worked as a researcher and research administrator at a Children’s Hospital specializing in pediatric orthopaedic and neuromuscular disorders and quality of life. 

Honors and Awards

Ignacio V. Ponseti Distinguished Achievement Award, Outstanding Scientific Poster Award, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

2006, Shriners Hospital for Children - Lexington

Research Activities

Christin Daniels' prior research career focused on new therapies, surgeries, treatments and overall quality of life for children with Cerebral Palsy, Clubfoot, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Scoliosis, Spina Bifida and other orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and rheumatologic impairments.

Key Publications

Life satisfaction, functional abilities, social roles, depression, environmental barriers, and health in young adults with cerebral palsy: an exploratory study. Gannotti, M.E., Daniels, C.L., Tylkowski, C., Chambers, H.G., Smith, P.A.  (2015). Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med, 27(2-4), 95-103.

Self-Concept of Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Gannotti, M.E., Minter, C.L., Chambers, H.G., Smith, P.A., Tylkowski, C. (2011). Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(10), 855-861.

A Comparison of Three Methods of Pain Control for Posterior Spinal Fusions in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Milbrandt, T., Singhal, M., Minter, C., McClung, A., Talwalkar, V., Iwinski, H.J., Walker, J., Beimesch, C., Montgomery, C., Sucato, D.J.  (2009). Spine, 34(14), 1499-1503.

Adult Outcomes Following Amputation or Lengthening for Fibular Deficiency. Walker, J., Knapp, D., Minter, C., Boakes, J., Salazar, J.C., Sanders, J., Lubicky, J., Drvaric, D., Davids, J. (2009). The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 91.

Is operative blood loss associated with Valproic Acid? Analysis of bilateral femoral osteotomy in children with total involvement cerebral palsy. Carney, B., Minter, C.  (2005). Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 25(3), 283-285.

Reliability of acetabular measures in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Carney, B., Rogers, M., Minter, C.  (2005). Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 14(2), 73-76.

Staff/Administrative Duties

Daniels manages several programs including Limited Submissions, Researchers’ Lunch with the Dean and the Annual Spotlight on Student Research. She stewards activities for the RTI-UNC partnership team (IMPACT) and the Gillings Innovation Lab grant program. 

Daniels serves as the public health liaison for UNC’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) and co-chairs the Gillings School Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee. She also serves on the Gillings School Research Council, UNC’s Innovate Carolina Network, UNC’s Individual COI Chair Committee, UNC’s Office of Research Development Steering Committee, UNC’s Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence Committee, the UNC Core Facilities Task Force, N.C. Growth’s North Carolina Working Group and the North Carolina One Medicine Symposium planning committee. Daniels is a primary representative for the Gillings School’s membership in the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Legislative Committee.          


MA, Cognitive Psychology, Radford University, 2003

BS, Psychology, University of Mary Washington, 1997

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