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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs

  • James Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S.
    Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Nora Volkow, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     

Working Group Coordinators

  • Pat Mastin, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • John Satterlee, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     

Project Team Leaders

  • Olivier Blondel, Ph.D.
    Director,
    Endocrine Systems Biology Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
    Program Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Joni Rutter, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Population and Applied Genetics
    Division of Basic Neurosciences and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Philip Smith, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Frederick Tyson, Ph.D.
    Program Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     

Members

  • Kristin Abraham, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor
    Model Systems and Resources
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Grace Ault, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Functional Neurogenomics Program
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Anthony Carter, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Mark Caulder, M.S., M.P.H.
    Health Program Specialist
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Lisa Chadwick, Ph.D.
    Program Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Hemin Chin, Ph.D.
    Director
    Ocular Genetics Program
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Gwen Collman, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Susceptibility and Population Health Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Christine Colvis, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Jennifer Couch, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Stephanie Courchesne-Schlink, Ph.D.
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Genevieve deAlmeida-Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program Analyst
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Christie Drew, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Johanna Dwyer, Ph.D.
    Senior Nutrition Scientist 
    Office of Dietary Supplements
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., MPH
    Associate Director 
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Elise Feingold, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genome Analysis
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Lisa Freund, Ph.D.
    Development and Behavior Branch
    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Michelle Freund, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Weiniu Gan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Peter Good, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genomic Informatics
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Astrid Haugen
    Program Analyst
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Laurie Johnson
    Budget Officer
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Donna Jones
    Budget Officer
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Thomas Lehner, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Chief
    Genomics Research Branch 
    Associate Director, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Senior Policy Analyst
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Guoying Liu, Ph.D. 
    Program Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Conrad Mallia, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Brenda Monarque
    Executive Assistant
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Nasrin Nabavi, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Srikanth Nadadur, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Paul Okano, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Susan E. Old, Ph.D.
    Acting Deputy Director
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • András Orosz, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Michael Pazin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    ENCODE and modENCODE Projects
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Suzana Petanceska, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Kristi Pettibone, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 
     
  • Richard Piekarz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Jonathan Pollock, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Dena Procaccini, M.A.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Sharon Ross, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • William Sharrock, Ph.D.
    Director, Bone Biology Program 
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
    Director
    Mineralized Tissue and Salivary Gland Physiology Program
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
    Acting Deputy Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Pothur Srinivas, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Randall Stewart, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Susan Taymans, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
    Acting Branch Chief
    Host Susceptibility Factors Branch and Methods and Technologies Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Aleksandra Vicentic, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Circadian Rhythms, Sleep and Regulation of Behavior Program
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Julie Wallace, Ph.D. 
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • Leroy Worth, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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