Working Group Members

This is the trans-NIH Working Group that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chairs are Institute or Center (IC) directors or IC senior staff who lead the Working Group and have the authority to approve major activities and funding actions.

  • Dinah S. Singer, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Philip Smith, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Rick Woychick, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) & National Toxicology Program

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Coordinators, Program Leaders, and Project Team Leaders serve as the day to day leadership for the program and the Working Group. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • David Balshaw, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Arthur L. Castle, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Metabolomics and Informatics
    National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
    (NIDDK)
     
  • Krista Zanetti, Ph.D.
    Program Director Genomic Epidemiology Branch
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Douglas Sheeley, Sc.D.
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Common Fund Metabolomics Program Director:

  • Yuxia Cui, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Members:

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.

  • Leeanna Arrowchis, M.P.A.
    Data Analyst
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Ricardo R. Cibotti, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Immunobiology and Immune Mediated Diseases of Skin Program
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • David Dzamashvili
    Operations Team Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Yih-Woei Fridell, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Brionna Hair, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Conrad Mallia, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Basic Immunology Branch Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.
    Director
    Nutrition and Clinical Obesity Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jill Annette Morris, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Gary J. Murray, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director (Acting)
    Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Laurie S. Nadler, Ph.D.
    Chief, Neuropharmacology Program
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Sheena Scruggs, Ph.D.
    Digital Content Coordinator
    Office of Communications and Public Liaison
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Dan Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
    Program Administrator
    Susceptibility and Population Health Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
    Director
    Mineralized Tissue Physiology Program
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Pothur R. Srinivas, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Danilo Tagle, Ph.D.
    Associate Director 
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Hung Tseng, Ph.D. 
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Methods and Technologies Branch
    Program Director
    Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Keren Lisa Witkin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    DNA and Chromosome Aberrations Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

This page last reviewed on February 2, 2021