Nicole Harmon, PhD

TAPS Advisory Board

Nicole Harmon

Nicole Harmon, PhD

Dr. Harmon is a therapist with over 20 years of experience in psychology, philanthropy, patient advocacy, public health, and clinical research. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB), a research non-profit dedicated to fast-tracking solutions for the trauma-related brain conditions known to increase the risk of suicide. Dr. Harmon is trained as a family counselor and advocate and has spent many years working with families who have experienced trauma.  At CVB, Dr. Harmon leads the organization's communication campaigns and strategic partnership development with Veterans service and other disease-focused patient advocacy organizations to further CVB's collaborative efforts to bring solutions to brain health challenges. She has collaborated with CVB leaders to establish the Brain Trauma Blueprint, a multi-stakeholder road mapping effort facilitated through State of the Science Summits aimed at galvanizing leaders across the government, industry, academic, and not-for-profit sectors and accelerating an era of personalized medicine for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Harmon had served as a leader for several non-profit organizations focused on health advocacy and improving research standards and care. Her most recent role as Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), a global consensus-based standards development organization and the FDA's partner for data standards, provided her the opportunity to speak internationally on the need for data to "speak the same language," spearheading global data sharing and harmonization initiatives to reduce silos and positively impact clinical research. Nicole earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Texas Tech University, where her research focused on the "Long Term Needs of Caregivers Following Acquired Brain Injury." This research led to many opportunities to speak nationally and internationally, as well as to lead consortia on how the research and rehabilitation community can better understand brain injury as a chronic disease and the importance of family advocacy.


Visit ResearchGate for a list of Dr. Harmon’s publications.