Study Leadership | Richard Kuerston

Richard Kuerston, MBA
Emory Healthy Aging Study Program Director

Richard is the administrative lead of the Emory Healthy Aging Study, and is responsible for ensuring the successful design and execution of the study as well as its overall administration. This includes coordination of program design, IRB-compliance, marketing and participant recruitment, staff recruitment and leadership, oversight of biospecimen collection, financial management, funder relations, resource allocation, and program strategy.

A member of the Emory community since 2010, Richard has spent his entire career in nonprofit administration. He holds a BSBA (Management) from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and an MBA (Finance, Marketing) from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is also pursuing his doctorate at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida where he is studying the “business” of research administration through topics such as research program efficiencies, research-specific performance metrics, and participant motivations for research participation.

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