Consortium Members

Consortium Leadership:

  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
    Director
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Marie A. Bernard, M.D. (Co-Chair)
    NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Program Lead:

  • Alison Gammie, Ph.D.
    Director
    Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Program Officers:

  • Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.
    BUILD and SPAD Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Anissa J. Brown, Ph.D.
    BUILD and DPC DaTA Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Patrick H. Brown, Ph.D.
    NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D.
    BUILD, DPC DaTA, and NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
    CEC and NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Laurie Stepanek, Ph.D.
    BUILD and NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     

 

Project Scientists:

  • Diane Adger-Johnson 
    Project Scientist for the Xavier University and CSU-Northridge BUILD programs
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Nelson Aguila, DVM
    Project Scientist for the Portland State University and Morgan State University BUILD programs
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • David Banks, Ph.D., MPH, RN
    Project Scientist for the University of Detroit-Mercy and The University of Texas-El Paso BUILD programs
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Savannah State DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Anissa Brown, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the CSU-San Marcos DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Patrick H. Brown, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for University of Maryland, Baltimore County BUILD program and the Hampton University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Luis Cubano, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the CSU-Channel Islands and University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, University College DPC DaTA initiatives
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Rada Dagher, Ph.D., MPH
    Project Scientist for an NRMN U01 Research Project at Brandeis University
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Behrous Davani, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the SPAD initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks BUILD program
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., MPH
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at Morehouse School of Medicine at the University of Utah
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for CEC
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • H. Anna Han, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the CSU-Long Beach BUILD program
    NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)
     
  • Jamie Mihoko Doyle, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Dawn Morales, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at the University of California, San Francisco, and at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    NIH Office of Rural Mental Health Research (ORMHR)
     
  • Emerald Nguyen, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at Alabama State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Rob Rivers, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Morgan State University BUILD program and the Hawai’i Pacific University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
     
  • Mercedes Rubio, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the NRMN U24 projects at the University of North Texas, Health Sciences Center and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Mariela Shirley, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County BUILD program
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Sharon Smith, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Delaware State University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

 

Grants Management Coordinators:

  • Jennifer Lynch
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Justin Rosenzweig
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Communications:

  • Christa Reynolds
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Program Analysts:

  • Sabrina Epou
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Emerald Nguyen, Ph.D.
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

     

Program Advisor:

  • Shiva Singh, Ph.D.
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     

This page last reviewed on April 23, 2021