Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) 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.

  • Patricia Brennan, R.N., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Library of Medicine (NLM)
     
  • Michael F. Chiang, M.D.
    Director
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Helene Langevin, M.D.
    Director
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Working Group Coordinators, Project Team Leaders, and the 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.

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • James Gao, Ph.D.
    Bridge2AI Coordinator
    Informatics and Data Science
    Division of Extramural Science Programs
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
    Bridge2AI Coordinator
    Program Director
    Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D.
    Bridge2AI Coordinator
    Program Director
    Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
    Bridge2AI Coordinator
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Project Team Leaders:

  • Elizabeth M. Ginexi, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Joan Greve, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Manager
    Division of Interdisciplinary Training
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Carolyn M. Hutter, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Dave Kaufman, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomics and Society
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Dana Wolff-Hughes, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Qilu Yu, Ph.D.
    Statistician
    Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Gene Civillico, 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:

  • Tyler Best, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Health Science Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Tony Casco
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kristina Faulk
    OT Advisor
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Jenell Glover
    Program Analyst
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Christopher M. Hartshorn, Ph.D.
    Communications Contact
    Program Director
    NCI Nanodelivery Systems and Devices Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Wendy Knosp, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Xujing Wang, Ph.D.
    Communications Contact
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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 Development (NICHD)
     
  • Tyler F. Beck, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Officer
    Biomedical Data Translator Program
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D.
    Director
    Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Yvonne Bennett, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Technology Development and Coordination
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Laura Biven, Ph.D.
    Data Science Technical Lead
    Office of Data Science Strategy
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Luca Calzoni
    Biostatistician
    Office of the Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Ishwar Chandramouliswaran
    Program Director
    Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Christine Colvis, Ph.D.
    Director
    Drug Development Partnerships Program
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Richard Conroy, Ph.D., M.B.A.
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Jennifer Couch, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Structural Biology and Molecular Applications Branch
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Theresa Hayes Cruz, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
     
  • Valentina Di Francesco, M.S.
    Lead Program Director
    Computational Genomics and Data Science Program
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Allissa Dillman, Ph.D.
    Outreach Director
    Office of Data Science Strategy
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Deborah Guadalupe Duran, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor
    Office of the Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Stephanie George, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Daniel A. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Computational Genomics and Data Science
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Jim Gnadt, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Anupama Govindarajan
    Office of the Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Emily Greenspan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Data Science
    Director, Office of Data Science Strategy
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sean E. Hanlon, Ph.D.
    Acting Deputy Director
    Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Mi Hillefors, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Chief
    Translational Therapeutics Program
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Christine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP
    Deputy Director
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Darrell Hurt, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Hye-Sook Kim, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Chris Kinsinger, Ph.D.
    Common Fund Data Ecosystem (CFDE) Data Coordinating Center Engagement Director
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Juli Klemm, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Dylan Klomparens
    Data Architect
    Division of Technology and Platform Development
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sahana N. Kukke, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Neural Engineering
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D.
    Director
    Division of Translational Research
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Chris Lunt
    Chief Technology Officer
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Nutrition Research
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jess Mazerik, Ph.D.
    Data Science Workforce Director
    Office of Data Science Strategy
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Marilyn Miller, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Nathan Moore, Ph.D.
    Mathematical Statistician
    Division of Data Integration, Modeling, and Analytics
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Rhonda Moore, Ph.D., FRSA
    Program Officer
    HIV Prevention Science Branch
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Stephanie A. Morris, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • John Ngai, Ph.D.
    Director
    Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Molecular Libraries Program
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Laura K. Povlich, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of International Training and Research
    Fogarty International Center (FIC)
     
  • Khara Ramos, Ph.D.
    Chief, Neuroscience Content and Strategy Branch
    Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Veerasamy (Ravi) Ravichandran, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Haluk Resat, Ph.D.
    Common Fund Data Ecosystem (CFDE) Data Coordinating Center Engagement Director
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiative
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Claire Schulkey, Ph.D.
    Macroscale Co-Lead
    Data Scientist
    Division of Medical & Clinical Review
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Janine Simmons, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief
    Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Adam Thomas, Ph.D.
    Director
    Data Science and Sharing Team
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Daniel P. Veltri, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist
    Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Andrew Weitz, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Special Initiatives
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Susan Wright, Ph.D.
    Macroscale Co-Lead
    Program Director
    Big Data and Computational Science
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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