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 
     
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Katrina A.B. Goddard, Ph.D.
    Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)
    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
    Office of the Director

     
  • Christopher Lynch, Ph.D. 
    Director
    Office of Nutrition Research
    Office of the Director 
     

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Felicia Qashu, Ph.D. 
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director

Point of Contacts:

  • Samantha Adas M.S., R.D.N. 
    Program Analyst
    Office of Nutrition Research
    Office of the Director 
     
  • Jason Shockey, Ph.D.
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Management/Program Analyst
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
     
  • 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
     
  • Kay Woods, M.A., M.P.H.,P.M.P. 
    Project Manager 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director

Members:

The Working Group Members are staff from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers who provide input from their Institute or Center’s perspective.

  •  Clarissa Alexander, M.S.
    Health Science Analyst
    All of Us Research Program 
    Office of the Director    
     
  • Romuladus Azuine, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.N.
    Program Officer 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Alison Brown, M.S., Ph.D., R.D.N. 
    Program Director
    Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • 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
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Yuxia Cui, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Shilpy Dixit, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Kevin Dodd, Ph.D.
    Mathematical Statistician
    Biometry Research Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Jerome Fleg, M.D.
    Medical Officer 
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Roberto Flores, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
    Program Director 
    Nutritional Sciences Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Yih-Woei Fridell, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Aging Biology (DAB)
    National Institute on Aging (NIA)
     
  • Stephanie George, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Kimberlea Gibbs M.P.H., R.D.N., L.D., C.H.E.S.     
    Program Analyst
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D.
    Section Chief 
    Division of Clinical Innovation
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Cashell Jaquish, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
     
  • Briana Lang, M.A.
    Senior User Experience Strategist
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • A. Roger Little, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Tamara Litwin, Ph.D., M.P.H
    Epidemiologist
    All of Us Research Program 
    Office of the Director
     
  • Maria Lopez-Class, Ph.D., M.P.H, M.S
    Program Director 
    All of Us Research Program 
    Office of the Director
     
  • Qing Lu, DVM, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Lung Diseases
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • James Luo, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences 
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Nakia Mack M.P.H., B.S.    
    Health Science Analyst
    All of Us Research Program 
    Office of the Director 
       
  • 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.
     Program Director 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Tamara McNealy, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Oral Microbiota & Bacterial Disease Program
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Emmanuel Mongodin, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Aaron Ogletree, Ph.D.
    Scientific Program Manager
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Youngsuk Oh, Ph.D. 
    Program Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • David Om, B.A., C.A.P.M, C.S.M.
    Project Manager
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • George Papanicolaou, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Office of the Director
     
  • 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)
     
  • Jared Reis, Ph.D.
    Deputy Branch Chief
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • 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
    Office of the Director
     
  • Shurjo Sen, Ph.D.
    Program Director 
    Division of Genome Sciences 
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Izzy Seo, M.P.H
    Health Science Analyst
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Sheri Schully, Ph.D.
    Acting Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Claire Schulkey, Ph.D.
    Data Scientist 
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Extramural Research and Training/ERTB 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Scarlet Shi, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Pothur Srinivas, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Deputy Associate Director
    Epidemiology and Genomic Research Program (EGRP)
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Katrina Theisz, M.S.
    Scientific Communications Specialist
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director
     
  • Erin Toner 
    Principal  Product Manager
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director 
     
  • 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)
     
  •  Kathrine Woodworth, B.F.A. 
    Program Analyst
    All of Us Research Program
    Office of the Director  
     
  • Xujing Wang, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM) 
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Leslie Westendorf, M.F.A. 
    Program Analyst
    All of Us Research Program 
    Office of the Director

  • 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)
     
  • Mike Wolz, M.S.
    Program Officer 
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Susan Yanovski, M.D.
    Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research
    Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Deborah Young-Hyman, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

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