Working Group Members

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.

  • Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
    Director
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Lawrence Brody, Ph.D.
    Division Director
    Division of Genomics and Society
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Douglas Lowy, M.D. 
    Deputy 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.

Leadership Team: 

  • James N. Coulombe, Ph.D.
    Working Group Coordinator
    Chief, Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch 
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Valerie Cotton
    Deputy Director
    Office of Data Science and Sharing
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Data Sharing, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Charlene Schramm, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences/Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch (HDSD)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Huiqing Li, M.D., Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Heart Development and Structural Diseases
    Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Danielle Daee, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP)
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Lu Wang, Ph.D. 
    Chief, Translational Genomics Research Branch
    Division of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
     
  • Jonathan R. Kaltman, M.D.
    Medical Officer
    Heart Development and Structural Diseases Branch
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Malcolm A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Officer
    Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Common Fund leadership:

  • 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)
     

Point of Contact:

  • 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)
     
  • Danyelle Winchester, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Specialist
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    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.

  • Emily Boja, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Regina Bures,Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Alison Cernich Ph.D.
    Deputy Director
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Ricardo R. Cibotti, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
     
  • Anne Deslattes Mays Ph.D.
    Data Scholar 
    Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS)
     
  • William Dunty, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Tuba Fehr, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Joseph Flores-Toro, Ph.D.
    AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Daniel Gossett, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Kimberly A. Gray, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Manjit Hanspal, Ph.D.
    Program Officer 
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Deborah B. Henken, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Keith W. Hoots, M.D.
    Division Director
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Mary Jenkins, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
     
  • Emir Khatipov, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Erika Kim, Ph.D.
    Biomedical Informatics Program Manager
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Sheran Law, Ph.D.
    Referral Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Sara Lin, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Amy C. Lossie, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
     
  • Oleg Mirochnitchenko, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Office of the Director (OD)
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Mahua Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Pankaj Qasba, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Afshin Parsa, M.D., M.P.H
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     
  • Robert Riddle, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
     
  • Lillian Shum, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Heidi J. Sofia, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Kathryn Stein, Ph.D.
    Health Specialist 
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
     
  • Reiko Toyama, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     
  • Tiina Urv, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Frosso Voulgaropoulou, Ph.D.
    Program Officer
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Cathy Wedeen J., Ph.D.
    Scientific Review Branch
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
     

This page last reviewed on November 22, 2021