Nutrition for Precision Health 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.

  • Griffin Rodgers, M.D.
    Director 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
    Director
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S.
    Chief Executive Officer
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director 
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Ned Sharpless, M.D.
    Director
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

Coordinators, Program Leaders, and Project Team Leaders 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: 

  • Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., MPH
    Program Director
    Office of Nutrition Research
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Christopher Lynch
    Director
    Office of Nutrition Research
    National Institutes of Health

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Felicia Qashu
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Ananda Roy,Ph.D.
    Program Leader
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Point of Contacts:

  • Samantha Adas
    Program Analyst
    Office of Nutrition Research
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Tony Casco
    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)
     
  • Danyelle Winchester, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of 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.

  • Romuladus Azuine, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.N.
    All of Us Research Program
    Program Officer 
    Division of Technology and Platform Development 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
     
  • Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.
    Branch Chief
    Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Mark Caulder, M.S., M.P.H.
    Biobank Program Director
    Division of Scientific Programs 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Cindy Davis, Ph.D.
    Director  
    Grants and Extramural Activities
    Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
    Office of the Director (OD) 
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Qi Duan, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Health Informatics Technologies (DHIT) 
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
     
  • Mary Evans, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Roberto Flores, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
    Program Director 
    Nutritional Sciences Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Kirsten Herrick, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Program Director 
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Science / Risk Factor Assessment Branch 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Extramural Research 
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
     
  • Robert Karp, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Yasmin Kloth, M.S.
    Commuication Team Lead 
    All of Us Research Program
    Division of Extramural Research 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • A. Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Maria Lopez-Class, Ph.D, M.P.H, M.S
    Health Care Provider Organization Program Director 
    All of Us Research Program
    Division of Scientific Programs 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences 
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • James McClain, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Participant Technologies Program Director 
    All of Us Research Program
    Division of Technology and Platform Development 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • George Papanicolaou, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Epidemiology Branch 
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., M.S., R.D, FAHA
    Deputy Branch Chief 
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences 
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
    Branch Chief
    Risk Factor Assessment Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Sharon Ross Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Program Director
    Nutritional Sciences Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Katie Rush, M.A.
    Communications Team Lead 
    All of Us Research Program
    Division of Comms & Marketing 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Shurjo Sen, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Division of Genome Sciences 
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Sheri Schully, Ph.D.
    Acting Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Claire Schulkey, Ph.D.
    Data Scientist 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research and Training/ERTB 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Pothur Srinivas, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Deputy Associate Director
    Epidemiology and Genomic Research Program (EGRP)
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Derrick Tabor, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator 
    Division of Scientific Program, Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences 
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Katrina Theisz, M.S.
    Scientific Communications Specialist
    All of Us Research Program
    Division of Medical and Clinical Review 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Ashley Vargas, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.N.
    Program Director
    Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB) 
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Lu Wang, Ph.D.
    Branch Chief
    Translational Genomics Research Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Xujing Wang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM) 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Jamie White, M.S.
    Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead 
    Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
     
  • Kenneth Wilkins, Ph.D.
    Mathematical Statistician
    Office of Clinical Research Support 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Deborah Young-Hyman, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
     
  • Giovanna Zappala Ph.D., MPH
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology 
    National Institute on Aging (NIA) 

This page last reviewed on December 22, 2020