Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
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Joanne Salcido, PhD

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Vice President of Research and Advocacy

Joanne Salcido serves as chief scientific officer, directing our biomedical research programs and advocacy. She brings an exceptional multidisciplinary background and analytical, relational and leadership skills to this role.

Before joining the PBTF in 2013, Joanne successfully developed innovative and robust research funding programs for private foundations that are advancing cutting-edge research in the brain cancer field, including The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. She also conducted laboratory research in academia and at start-up companies, and worked as a senior analyst in market research consulting firms in the drug development industry.

Joanne is also trained as a lay person to provide one-on-one care and support to people during times of personal hardship. Originally from Montreal, she received her PhD in biochemistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University and obtained her bachelor of science in biology from Stanford University.