Administration and Finance support all eight Academic Sections through grants management, financial analysis, and administrative support.

Administration and Finance Core

The Administration and Finance Core is directed by Jeff Black and supports all nine sections of the& Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health in activities related to human resources; faculty, staff, and house staff recruitment; payroll administration; research administration and preparation of grant application materials; finance and budget; education; and facilities.

The core supports faculty and staff in these activities by serving as a liaison to institutional offices across campus as well as to colleagues external to Vanderbilt. More than 10 staff members manage various responsibilities related to these core activities.

Key contacts and responsibilities:

Jeff Black

  • Manages all finance and administration activities for the division.
  • Coordinates faculty compensation with the department.
  • Oversees personnel management.
  • Manages preparation of the division' annual budget.

Anne Axon

  • Manages Recruitment for the division 
  • Manages administrative operations for the Section of Hospital Medicine​

Pam Baggot

  • Program Coordinator for the Vanderbilt Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.
  • Assists Associate Program Directors of the Medicine Residency Program.

Meagan Comeaux

  • Manages faculty appointment and reappointment processes.
  •  Liaison for clinical privilege and payer enrollment processes.
  • Program Coordinator for Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Justin Hosford​

Holly Jones

Shanti Venkatraman

  • Assists investigators with grant application preparation.
  • Manages grant post-award expenditures and reporting.
  • Liaison for research compliance and effort reporting.
Enrichment and Training

Learning Health Systems Scholars K12 Training Program  The goal of this program is to draw together scholars and mentors across disciplines and model team science integral to learning health systems. Goal to train early career faculty in learning health system science by integrating a tailored program of didactic training and mentored research in real-world settings across Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, and the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network. This K12 is co-funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). More information available at:

PROgRESS T32  Program Vanderbilt Patient / pRactice Outcomes Research in Effectiveness and Systems Science (PROgRESS)  Improving the health of the population requires careful focus on both the content of care (the evidence underpinning what is provided), the process of care (the evidence underpinning how the care is provided) and a clear understanding of the policies and payments that drive these decisions.  The goal of this program is to train early-career researchers who can address healthcare gaps and translate knowledge into application.Scholars will receive up to 2 years of individualized training and will devote 40 hours per week of professional effort toward developing an academic career with interdisciplinary training and concentration in one of three core methodologic areas:

Patient Centered Outcomes Research  2. Implementation Science 3. Health Policy/Community Health. This program is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). More information available at: