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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs

  • Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Working Group Coordinator

  • Lita M. Proctor, Ph.D.
    Program Coordinator
    Human Microbiome Project
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Project Team Leaders

  • Vivien Bonazzi, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Bioinformatics
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

  • Maria Giovanni, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director for Microbial Genomics and Advanced Technologies
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Jean McEwen, J.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

  • Jeff Schloss, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Technology Development
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Members

  • Beena Akolkar, Ph.D.
    Director
    Immunopathogenesis and Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK

  • Carl Baker, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  • Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., R.N.
    Director
    Research Programs
    Office of Research on Women's Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Teresa M. Bernaciak, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Respiratory Diseases Branch
    Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Lisa Chadwick, Ph.D.
    Program Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • Shaila Chhibba
    Scientific Program Analyst
    Human Microbiome Project and H3Africa
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

  • Ricardo Cibotti, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Skin Immunobiology and Immune Mediated Diseases of Skin Program
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

  • Sandra Colombini-Hatch, M.D..
    Division of Lung Disease
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Hagit David, Ph.D.
    Product Development Program Officer
    Sexually Transmitted Infections Branch
    Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Cindy Davis, Ph.D.
    Director
    Grants and Extramural Activities
    Office of Dietary Supplements
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Carolyn Deal, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Valentina Di Francesco, Ph.D.
    Program Director for Bioinformatics
    Genomics and Proteomics Program
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Linda Duffy, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    NIH Scientific Chair for the PPWG under the NIH\DNRC
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

  • Erika Elvander, M.A.
    Health Policy Analyst
    Office of Research on Women’s Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Rebecca A. Fuldner, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Aging Physiology Branch
    Director, Immunology Program
    Biology of Aging Program
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience & Behavior
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

  • Q. Max Guo, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Genetics and Cell Biology Branch
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Kevin Howcroft, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Cancer Immunology and Hematology Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D.
    Director
    Education and Biomedical Research Development
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • Robert Karp, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Genetics and Genomics
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • Jag Khalsa, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Medical Consequences
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Brenda Korte, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Discovery Science and Technology
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

  • Albert Lee, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

  • A. Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Mental Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • R. Dwayne Lunsford, Ph.D.
    Director
    Microbiology Program
    Integrative Biology and Infectious Disease Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

  • Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

  • Melody Mills, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Enteric and Hepatic Diseases Branch
    Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Hannah Peavy, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Mary Ellen Perry, 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)

  • Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Immune Modulation
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

  • Matthew Portnoy, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Special Programs
    Office of Extramural Programs
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health

  • Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Special Initiatives Branch
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

  • Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

  • Chris Wellington
    Scientific Program Analyst
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

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