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Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Richard Hodes, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Director
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Joan McGowan, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Vinay Pai, Ph.D.
    Director, Division of Health Informatics Technologies and Program Director, Biomedical Imagining Informatics
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • John Williams, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Musculoskeletal Biology Program
    Division of Aging Biology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Common Fund Program Leaders:

  • Barbara Gerratana, 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)
     
  • 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)

Members: 

  • Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders of Bone Program
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Paul Barrett, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director (OD)
     
  • Iddil Bekirov, Ph.D.
    Common Fund Program Analyst
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Amanda Boyce, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Muscle Biology and Physiology Program
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Tony Casco
    Operations Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director (OD)
     
  • Alison Cernich, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn
    Director
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Redonna Chandler, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor to the DCI Director
    Division of Clinical Innovation
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E.
    Deputy Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Augusto (Augie) Diana, Ph.D.
    Team Lead
    Small Business (SBIR/STTR), Technology and Informatics
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Jonelle K. Drugan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Mary Evans, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jerome L. Fleg, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Mary Garcia-Cazarin, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist/Tobacco Regulatory Science Program
    SACNAS Board Member (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)
    Office of Disease Prevention
     
  • Katrina Gwinn, M.D.
    Program Director
    Extramural Research Program
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Richard Ingraham, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Division of Translational and Clinical Sciences
    Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
     
  • Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Mary Kautz, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • James Koenig, Ph.D.
    Stroke Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Danuta Krotoski, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Kristy M. Nicks, Ph.D.
    Research Program Analyst
    Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Frank Perna, Ed.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Charlotte A. Peterson, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientific Advisor
    Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Nalini Raghavachari, Ph.D.
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Ed Ramos, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Mary Roary, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Mary Rodgers, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor for Bioengineering
    Extramural Science Programs
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Methods and Technology Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Lois Winsky, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Neuroscience Research
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Dana L. Wolff-Hughes, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administration
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Institutes of Health
     
  • Pamela L. Wolters, Ph.D.
    Head, Neurobehavioral Program
    Center for Cancer Research
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director, Data Science and Chemical Analysis Program
    Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity (MoTrPAC)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Steve Zullo, Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Officer
    Office of Scientific Review
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
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