Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Lawrence Brody, Ph.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Genomics and Society
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Douglas Lowy, M.D. 
    Deputy Director​
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     

Leadership Group: 

  • James N. Coulombe, Ph.D.
    Program Officer and Working Group Coordinator
    Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch (DBSVB)
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Genomic Program Administrator
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Lu Wang, Ph.D. 
    Chief, Translational Genomics Research Branch
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
     
  • Jonathan R. Kaltman, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Malcolm A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Maarten Leerkes, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences/Heart Development and Structural Diseases (HDSD)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Valerie Cotton[C]
    Program Manager and Contact 
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Danielle Daee, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP)
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Charlene Schramm, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences/Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch (HDSD)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Working Group Members: 

  • Cheryl Boyce, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Lisa Brooks, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Kristin M. Burns, M.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Donna Dimichele, M.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • William Dunty, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Daniel Gossett, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Kimberly A. Gray, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Tom Greenwell, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Della Hann, Ph.D.
    Director for Extramural Research
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

     
  • Deborah B. Henken, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Dale Hereld, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

     
  • Keith W. Hoots, M.D.
    Division Director, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Mary Jenkins, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
     
  • Danuta Krotoski, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Sheran Law, Ph.D.
    Referral Officer
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Sara Lin, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Tania Lombo, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Oleg Mirochnitchenko, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Office of the Director (OD), Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Mahua Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Pankaj Qasba, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Afshin Parsa, M.D., M.P.H
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Steven B. Scholnick, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

     
  • Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
    Director, Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Karen Sirocco, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Catherine Y. Spong, M.D.
    Deputy Director
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Kathryn Stein, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist 
  • Genomic Program Administrator
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • John W. Thomas, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Reiko Toyama, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Ricardo R. Cibotti, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Tiina Urv, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Frosso Voulgaropoulou, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

     
  • Anastasia Wise, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     

Ex Officio Members:

  • Alexander Runko, Ph.D.
    Genomic Program Administrator 
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute 
     
  • Grace Shen, Ph.D.
    Genomic Program Administrator 
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
    Genomic Program Administrator 
    National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  •  Kathryn R. Marron, Ph.D.
    Genomic Program Administrator
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     

NIH Office of Strategic Coordination Representation:

  • Concepcion Nierras, 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)
     
  • Michael Steenstra
    Communications Specialist (Operations)
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Danyelle Winchester
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     

This page last reviewed on April 23, 2018