Sarah T. Axelrod

Sarah T. Axelrod

Assistant Vice President, Office for Sponsored Programs
Sarah T. Axelrod

As Assistant Vice President of the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), Sarah provides leadership and oversight of the staff who support the University’s sponsored research portfolio. OSP is responsible for all administrative, financial, compliance, operational functions, and policy development relating to sponsored award management. The teams within OSP include research finance and reporting, preaward services for the Cambridge campus, research compliance, and data analytics. OSP works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR).

Prior to joining OSP in 2012 as the Director of Cost Analysis and Compliance, Sarah was the Director of Cost Analysis at Harvard Medical School for 13 years. Prior to working for Harvard Sarah was the VP for the Department of Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an auditor/consultant for Deloitte and Touche.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Simmons College.