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.

  • Nora Volkow, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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: 

  • Linda Porter, Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Pain Policy and Planning 
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • John Satterlee, Ph.D.  
    Program Director
    Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Patricia (Trish) Labosky, 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:

  • Nic Johnston, M.S.
    Scientific Program Analyst
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Nicholas A. Leake, MS
    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)

  • Rebecca Lenzi Ph.D,    
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director (OD)
    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.

  • Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Director, Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

  • Lucie Low, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Manager
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Aron Marquitz, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal
    and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

  • Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.
    Chief
    Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Devon Oskvig, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Neuroscience
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Leah Pogorzala, Ph.D.
    Health Science Policy Analyst
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • Cheryse Sankar, Ph.D.  
    Senior Policy Analyst
    Office of Pain Policy
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • David Shurtleff, Ph.D.  
    Acting Director
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • David Thomas, Ph.D.
    Office of Research on Women's Health
    Office of the Director (OD)

  • Yolanda Vallejo, Ph.D.
    Director, Neuroscience of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders 
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

  • Laura Wandner, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Office of Pain Policy and Planning
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • Susan Wright, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

This page last reviewed on April 13, 2021