CFDE Team

This is the team that oversees the development, implementation, communication, and assessment of the Common Fund program.

Leadership Team & Points of Contact:

The Program Leader and Project Team Leaders serve as the day to day leadership for the program. Also included here are points of contact for areas of program management.

Common Fund Program Leader:

  • Betsy Wilder, Ph.D.
    Program Leader
    Director
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Project Team Leaders:

  • Chris Kinsinger, Ph.D.
    CFDE Program Leader
    Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • George Papanicolaou, Ph.D.
    CFDE Program Leader
    Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Haluk Resat, Ph.D.
    CFDE Program Leader
    Program Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Points of Contact: 

  • David Dzamashvili 
    Business Operations and Analysis Contact
    Program Analyst 
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Kristin (Christy) Kano, Ph.D.
    CFDE Coordinator and Project Manager
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Wendy Knosp, Ph.D.
    Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Communications Contact
    Health Science Policy Analyst 
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

     
  • Todd Reilly, Ph.D.
    STRIDES Engagement
    Onboarding Lead
    Center for Information Technology (CIT)
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Nick Weber
    STRIDES Engagement
    Program Manager
    Center for Information Technology (CIT)
    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 and from their role as technical leads for CFDE or Common Fund programs engaged with CFDE.
  • Valerie Cotton, B.Sc.
    Technical lead: Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Program
    Kids First Program Manager
    Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
     
  • Tanja Davidsen, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: CFDE Coordinating Center
    Biomedical Informatics Specialist
    Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Jyoti Dayal, M.S.
    Technical lead: GTEx
    Program Director
    Division of Genomic Medicine
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Sean Hanlon, Ph.D.
    Technical Lead: 4DN
    Acting Deputy Director
    Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives 
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Christine Happel, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: ExRNA
    Scientific Program Analyst
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • T. Kevin Howcroft, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: SenNet
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    Cancer Immunology and Hematology Branch
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Chamelli Jhappan, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: SenNet
    Program Director
    Division of Cancer Biology
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: HuBMAP, LINCS, and IDG
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Rebecca Rosen, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: CFDE Coordinating Center
    Director
    Office of Data Science and Sharing
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)  
     
  • Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
    Technical lead: Bridge2AI
    Program Director
    Division of Genome Sciences
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
     
  • Douglas M. Sheeley, Sc.D.
    Technical lead: Glycosciences
    Program Leader
    Office of Strategic Coordination
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     
  • Pothur R. Srinivas, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Technical lead: Metabolomics
    Deputy Associate Director
    Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Technical lead: SPARC
    Program Director
    Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
     

This page last reviewed on September 23, 2021