H3Africa Working Group Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC)

Working Group Coordinators: 

  • Laura Povlich, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of International Training and Research (DITR)
    Fogarty International Center (FIC)
     
  • Barbara Sina, Ph.D.
    Acting Division Deputy Director
    Division of International Training and Research (DITR)
    Fogarty International Center (FIC)
     
  • Jennifer Troyer, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Human Heredity and Health in Africa
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Members: 

  • Rajeev Agarwal, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    Office of Research on Women’s Health
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Office of Strategic Coordination Representation:

  • 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)
     
  • Michael Steenstra
    Communications Specialist (Operations)
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director (DPCPSI)
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Danyelle Winchester, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH
  • Richard Berzon, Dr.P.H.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Joy Boyer, B.A.
    Social Science Analyst
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Stacy Carrington-Lawrence, Ph.D.
    Section Chair
    Etiology and Pathogenesis Section
    Office of AIDS Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Stacey Chambers, M.S.
    Program Analyst
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H.
    Acting Director
    Office of Global Mental Health
    National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Chris Darby, B.A.
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Valerie Florance, Ph.D.
    Director
    NLM Extramural Programs
    National Library of Medicine
     
  • Barbara Footer, Ph.D.
    Health Science Specialist
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Dan Gerendasy, Ph.D.
    Chief of International Programs
    National Library of Medicine
     
  • Maria Giovanni, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Genomics and Bioinformatics
    Director, Office of Genomics and Advanced Technologies
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Steve Gust, Ph.D.
    Director
    NIDA International Program
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Mark Guyer, Ph.D.
    Consultant
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Katrina Gwinn, M.D.
    Program Director
    Extramural Research Program National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • John Haaga, Ph.D. 
    Acting Director
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Gray Handley, M.S.P.H. 
    Associate Director for International Research Affairs
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Emily L. Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Branch Chief
    Translational Genomics Research Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Megan Hoffmann, B.A.
    Program Analyst
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • W. Keith Hoots, M.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Regina James, M.D.
    Acting Associate Director
    Clinical Research & Data Management
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Director
    Populations Health Branch
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Marguerite Kearney, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
    Director
    Division of Extramural Science Programs
    National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Peter Kilmarx, M.D.
    Deputy Director
    Fogarty International Center (FIC)
     
  • Paul L. Kimmel, M.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jonathan King,Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Sue Koester, Ph.D,
    Deputy Division Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Vesna Kutlesic, Ph.D
    Director
    Office of Global Health
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Karen A. Lacourciere, Ph.D. 
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Thomas Lehner, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Director
    Office of Genomics Research Coordination
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Norma Lerner, M.D., M.P.H.
    Special Advisor to the Director
    Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Ebony Madden, Ph.D.
    Epidemiologist
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Damali N. Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Genomic Epidemiology Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Robin Mason
    Health Specialist
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Jean McEwen, J.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomics and Society
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • George A Mensah, M.D., FACC
    Acting Division Director
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D.
    Deputy Division Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Margaret (Peggy) Murray, Ph.D.
    Director
    Global Alcohol Research Program
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • George Papanicolaou, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Epidemiology Branch
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Georgeanne Patmios, M.A.
    Acting Deputy Division Director
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging
     
  • Diane Patterson, B.A.
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Emmanuel Peprah, Ph.D.
    Chief of Staff
    Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Rebekah S. Rasooly, Ph.D. 
    Director
    Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Matt Reilly, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Winifred K. Rossi, MA
    Deputy Division Director
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Joni Rutter, Ph.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Jeff Schloss, Ph.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Geetha Senthil, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     
  • Laura Skow, B.A.
     Scientific Program Analyst
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Erica Spotts, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Sudha Srinivasan, Ph.D., MPH
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Jeffery P. Struewing, M.D., M.S.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Salina Waddy, M.D.
    Program Director
    Office of Clinical Research
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Stacy Wallick, M.P.H.
    Program Officer
    Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa
    Fogarty International Center (FIC)
     
  • Jack Welch, M.D., Ph.D.
     Head of GI, Thoracic, and Neuroendocrine Cancer Therapeutics
    Clinical Investigations Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Kris Wetterstrand, M.S.
    Scientific Liaison to the Director for Extramural Activities
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Della White, Ph.D.
    Health Science Administrator
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Louise Wideroff, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Eye Institute (NEI)
     
  • Kenneth L. Wiley, Jr., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     

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