Consortium Members

Consortium Leadership:

  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
    Director
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
     
  • Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
    Director
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Marie A. Bernard, M.D. (Co-Chair)
    NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Program Lead:

  • Alison Gammie, Ph.D.
    Director
    Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Program Officers:

  • Kadir Aslan, Ph.D.
    SPAD Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.
    SPAD Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Patrick H. Brown, Ph.D.
    NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D.
    DPC DaTA Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Alison Gammie, Ph.D.
    BUILD and DPC DaTA Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Shakira Nelson, Ph.D.
    NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Michael Sesma, Ph.D.
    CEC and NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Laurie Stepanek, Ph.D.
    BUILD and NRMN Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Alvin Yeh, Ph.D.
    SPAD Program Officer
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     

 

Project Scientists:

  • Diane Adger-Johnson 
    Project Scientist for the Xavier University and CSU-Northridge BUILD programs
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     
  • Nelson Aguila, DVM
    Project Scientist for the Portland State University and Morgan State University BUILD programs
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
     
  • Kadir Aslan, Ph.D.
    Project Coordinator for the SPAD Programs at Kennesaw State University and the University of the Virgin Islands
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

  • David Banks, Ph.D., MPH, RN
    Project Scientist for the University of Detroit-Mercy and The University of Texas-El Paso BUILD programs
    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
     
  • Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Savannah State DPC DaTA initiative
    Project Coordinator for the SPAD Programs at Bowie State University, Auburn University at Montgomery and Stillman College
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Anissa Brown, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the CSU-San Marcos and the CSU Channel Islands DPC DaTA initiatives
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Patrick H. Brown, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Hampton University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Rada Dagher, Ph.D., MPH
    Project Scientist for an NRMN U01 Research Project at Brandeis University
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
     
  • Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks BUILD program
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
     
  • Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., MPH
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at Morehouse School of Medicine at the University of Utah
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey University College DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Alison Gammie, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County BUILD Program
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Anne Gershenson, Ph.D.
    Project Coordinator for the SPAD Programs at Midwestern State University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Kenneth Gibbs, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for CEC
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • H. Anna Han, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the CSU-Long Beach BUILD program
    NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)
     
  • Beth Jaworski, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project at Alabama State University
    NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
     
  • Jamie Mihoko Doyle, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Dawn Morales, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at the University of California, San Francisco, and at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    NIH Office of Rural Mental Health Research (ORMHR)
     
  • Sarika Parasuraman, Ph.D., MPH
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
     
  • Rob Rivers, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Morgan State University and San Francisco State University BUILD programs and the Hawai’i Pacific University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
     
  • Mercedes Rubio, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the NRMN U24 projects at the University of North Texas, Health Sciences Center and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Project Coordinator for the SPAD Programs at CSU San Bernardino and CSU Dominguez Hills
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
     
  • Mariela Shirley, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the NRMN U01 Research Project at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
     
  • Sharon Smith, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for the Delaware State University DPC DaTA initiative
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Erica Spotts, Ph.D.
    Project Scientist for NRMN U01 Research Projects at Alabama State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

  • Della White, Ph.D.
    Project Coordinator for the SPAD Program at Alaska Pacific University
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Grants Management Coordinators:

  • Robert Altieri
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Adam Barnhart
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Ilene Glassman
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Jennifer Lynch
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Michael Mace
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Connie Murphy
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     
  • Susan South
    Grants Management Specialist
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Communications:

  • Christa Reynolds
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

Program Analyst:

  • Sabrina Epou
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     

This page last reviewed on July 14, 2022