Biobehavioral Health Program

Christian Kurpiel-Wakamiya

  • Contracting Officer
  • Data Security Specialist
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center Building University Park, PA 16802
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As a Data Security Specialist, Christian works with Penn State faculty and OSP contracting officers to coordinate review of data use agreements for sponsored research as well as reviewing contracts for data security compliance. Christian also reviews RFP, processes gifts and grants, and negotiates contracts, subawards, and modifications thereto.

Prior to working in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Christian served as a contract specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support in Philadelphia where he supported military personnel worldwide through the procurement of subsistence items and IT services for the entire DLA enterprise.

Christian holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Michigan State University.

  • Christian negotiates the following:
    • Data Use Agreements (M-R)
    • Data Security Reviews (DUA & Non-DUA)