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Working Group Members

Co-chairs

  • Josephine Briggs, M.D. 
    Director
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     

Working Group Coordinator

  • Susana Serrate-Sztein, M.D.
    Director
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     

Project Team Leader

  • William Phillip Tonkins Jr, Dr.PH 
    Health Scientist Administrator 
    Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     

Members

  • Vanessa Z. Ameen, M.D. 
    Senior Scientific Advisor
    Clinical and Translational Research in Digestive Diseases 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Martha Barnes, M.S. 
    Program Analyst
    Division of Extramural Research and Training 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Dave B. Clark, Dr.P.H.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Elaine Collier, M.D.
    Senior Advisor to Director
    National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
     
  • Susan Czajkowski, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Basil Eldadah, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Geriatrics Branch
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Lawrence Fox, M.D., Ph.D.
    Captain
    US Public Health Service
    Acting Chief
    HIV Research Branch
    Division of AIDS
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • John Robert Glowa, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Lynn Haverkos, M.D., M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Pediatric Behavior and Health Promotion Program
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Thomas F. Hilton, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Services Research Branch
    Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research 
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D.
    Statistician
    Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Wendy L. Johnson-Askew, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Public Health Nutrition and Health Policy Advisor
    Division of Nutrition and Research Coordination
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Andrew Jones
    Deputy Chief Grants Management Officer
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Peter S. Kim, M.D.
    Medical Officer 
    TB Team 
    Division of AIDS
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Jonathan King, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Michael Kozak, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Psychopathology and Division of Psychosocial Intervention Branch
    Division of Adult and Translational Research
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Peter Lyster, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Donald R. Mattison, M.D.
    Captain
    US Public Health Service 
    Senior Advisor to the Director
    National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
     
  • Colleen McBride, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch
    Division of Intramural Research
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Claudia Moy, Ph.D.
    Clinical Research Project Manager
    Office of Clinical Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Senior Scientific Advisor
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Melinda Nelson
    Chief Grants Management Officer
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Louis Quatrano, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Behavioral Science and Rehabilitation Technology
    National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Natalie Reyes 
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • William Riley, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Jody Sachs, D.M.P.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
     
  • Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
    Director
    Voice and Speech Programs
    National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
     
  • Ashley Wilder Smith, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Outcomes Research Branch 
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Wendy Smith, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Clinical Research Partnerships
    Office of Science Policy
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Cecelia McNamara Spitznas, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Clinical, Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung and Blood institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Barbara Stussman, Ph.D.
    Statistician
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
     
  • Molly Wagster, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Kay Wanke, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives 
    Office of the Director 
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sandra Wearins, M.H.S.
    Contractor
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Ellen Werner, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung and Blood institute (NHLBI)
     
  • James Witter, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    Skin and Rheumatic Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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