Working Group Members

This is the trans-NIH Working Group that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Co-Chairs:

Co-Chairs are Institute or Center (IC) directors or IC senior staff who lead the Working Group and have the authority to approve major activities and funding actions.

  • Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.
    Director
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Richard Hodes, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

The Program Management Team and Program Leader serve as the day to day leadership for the program and the Working Group. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Common Fund Program Management Team: 

  • Amanda Boyce, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Consortium Coordinating Center (CCC) Project Scientist
    Program Director
    Muscle Development and Physiology Program
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Jonelle K. Drugan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    MoTrPAC Science Policy Analyst
    Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Jerome L. Fleg, M.D.
    MoTrPAC Clinical Center (CC) Project Scientist
    Medical Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Stephanie George, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Consortium Coordinating Center (CCC) and Clinical Center (CC) Program Officer
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Preclinical Animal Study Sites (PASS) Program Officer
    Health Science Administrator
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Rebecca Lenzi, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Bioinformatics Center (BIC) Program Officer
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Chemical Analysis Sites (CAS) Program Officer
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • John Williams, Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Preclinical Animal Study Sites (PASS) Project Scientist
    Program Director, Musculoskeletal Biology Program
    Division of Aging Biology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
    MoTrPAC Chemical Analysis Sites (CAS) and Bioinformatics Center (BIC) Project Scientist
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • 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)

Points of Contact:

  • Nicholas A. Leake, MS
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Program/Management Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Veronica Taylor, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    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)
     

Members:

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.

  • Toyin Ajisafe, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Josephine Boyington, Ph.D. M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Clinical Application and Prevention Branch
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Mary Evans, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Tamara Harris, M.D., M.S.
    Medical Officer
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Richard Ingraham, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Division of Translational and Clinical Sciences
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Mary Kautz, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • James Koenig, Ph.D.
    Stroke Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Maren Laughlin, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor for Integrative Metabolism
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Tania Lombo, Ph. D.
    Program Officer
    Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)
    Office of the Director (OD)
     
  • Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Frank Perna, Ed.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Nalini Raghavachari, Ph.D.
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Mary Roary, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Xenia J. Tigno, Ph.D., M.S.
    Program Director
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Richard Troiano, Ph.D.
    Epidemiologist
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Ashley Vargas, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.N.
    Program Director
    Precision Nutrition and Dietetics
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Methods and Technology Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Dana L. Wolff-Hughes, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administration
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Institutes of Health
     
  • Steve Zullo, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Office of Scientific Review
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     

This page last reviewed on June 11, 2021