University of Nebraska Medical Center

Chris Kratochvil, MD

Global Center for Health Security Distinguished Chair
Executive Director, Clinical Research, Global Center for Health Security
UNMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Nebraska Medicine Vice President for Research

Chris Kratochvil

As associate vice chancellor for clinical research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and vice president of research at Nebraska Medicine, Dr. Kratochvil leads many of the clinical research initiatives for the academic health system. He serves as chief medical officer of UNeHealth, institutional official for the UNMC Human Research Protection Program, as well as director of the UNMC Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

He was among the research investigators on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) project that contributed to the design of a multinational study to test the effectiveness of the experimental treatment ZMapp during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-15, and he co-leads UNMC’s Global Virus Network Center of Excellence.

Serving as an Executive Director at the Global Center for Health Security, Dr. Kratochvil was named the Distinguished Chair of the Global Center for Health Security and, more recently, named fellow for the National Strategic Research Institute.