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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Hannah Valantine, M.D.
    NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     

Working Group Coordinators:

  • Joyce Hunter, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Helena O. Mishoe, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Director
    Office of Research Training and Minority Health
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     

Members:

  • Lawrence Agodoa, M.D.
    Director
    Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
     
  • Nelson Aguila, DVM
    Deputy Director
    Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Jennifer Alvidrez, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Scientific Programs
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Judith Arroyo, Ph.D.
    Coordinator
    Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Albert Avila, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    Office of Diversity and Health Disparities
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • David Banks, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN
    Program Director for Training
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D.
    Deputy Scientific Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Ebony Bookman, Ph.D.
    Epidemiologist
    Office of Population Genomics
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D.
    Chief, Behavioral and Brain Development Branch
    and Associate Director for Child and Adolescent Research
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Josephine Boyington, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Claudette Brooks, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Office of Research On Women’s Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Robin Broughton, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Maribeth Champoux, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes IRG
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.
    Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health
    Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sandra Colombini-Hatch, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Milton Corn, M.D.
    Deputy Director for Research and Education
    National Library of Medicine (NLM)
     
  • Rina Das, Ph.D.,
    Program Officer
    Common Fund Diversity Initiatives
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Rosemarie Filart, M.D. M.P.H., M.B.A.
    Medical Officer
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Astrid Haugen (Alternate)
    Program Analyst
    Division of Extramural Science and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Director
    Office of Special Populations
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Rosemary Hunziker, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science and Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • James Hyde, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
     
  • Regina James, M.D.
    Director
    Office of Health Equity
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Lynn King, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Research Training and Career Development Branch
    Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Patricia (Trish) Labosky, Ph.D.
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Tiffani Bailey Lash, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Discovery Science and Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Cindy Lawler, Ph.D.
    Acting Branch Chief
    Cellular, Organs, and Systems Pathobiology
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • John Morris
    Diversity Program Communications Lead
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Joan Nagel, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Office of Research On Women’s Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Delia Olufokunbi Sam, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies IRG
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Stephane Philogene, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director for Policy and Planning
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Edward Ramos, Ph.D.
    Special Assistant to the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Anna Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.
    Associate Director
    Extramural Science Policy
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Michael Sayre, Ph.D.
    Acting Chief
    Office of Research Innovation and Program Coordination
    Division of Scientific Programs
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Sanya Springfield, Ph.D.
    Director
    Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Nathan Stinson, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.
    Acting Director
    Division of Scientific Programs
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Karyl Swartz, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Alice Thomas, Ph.D.
    Contractor
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Pamela L. Thornton, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Program Officer
    Common Fund Diversity Initiatives
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Rihab Yassin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Cancer Cell Biology Branch
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
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