Andy Johns is senior associate vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he oversees strategic planning, research policy, infrastructure and operations, and elements of regulatory compliance. Andy focuses heavily on the complexities associated with biomedical research, addressing challenges and barriers to growth of the research enterprise, both from a logistics and policy perspective. He has led university-wide efforts to plan for new academic and research initiatives in clinical research, data science and data analytics, among others. Andy oversees the offices of Sponsored Research, Clinical Research Support & Compliance, Animal Care & Use, and Research Information Systems.
He has served in higher education for over two decades in areas of research, financial and information technology administration. Prior to his current role, Andy served as director of UNC’s Office of Research Information Systems and also held the role of director of IT Services for UNC’s finance division.
Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill.