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.

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
Director
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Norman Sharpless, M.D.
Director
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Dinah S. Singer, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

Marie A. Bernard, M.D.
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
Office of the Director

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
Director
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D
Deputy Director
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Walter 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: 

      Judith Arroyo, Ph.D.
      Special Advisor to the Director
      National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

      Rina Das, Ph.D.
      Program Director
      Division of Scientific Programs
      National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

      Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.
      Chief
      Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity
      National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

      Charlene Le Fauve, Ph.D.
      Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity
      Office of the Director
      National Institutes of Health (NIH)

      Charlotte Pratt, Ph.D., R.D.
      Health Scientist Administrator 
      Division Cardiovascular Sciences
      Program in Prevention and Population Sciences/Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch 
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

      Nadra Tyus, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
      Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
      Health Scientist Administrator, Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
       Division of Scientific Programs
      National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

      Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D.
      Director
      Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)

       

      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

      Points of Contact:

      Nick Leake, M.S.
      Business Operations and Analysis Contact
      Program/Management Analyst
      Office of Strategic Coordination
      Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
      Office of the Director

      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)

      Dionne Burt 
      Program Analyst
      Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)

      Jessica Calzola, Ph.D., P.M.P. 
      Program Director
      Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
      National Cancer Institute (NCI) 

      Brian Davis
      Communications Specialist
      Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)

      Janice Jeter 
      Program Analyst
      Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)

      Priscilla Grant, J.D.
      Chief Grants Management Officer
      National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

      Crystal Wolfrey
      Chief Grants Administrator
      Office of Grants Administration 
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)

      Members:

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

      Members: 

      Lawrence Agodoa, M.D.
      Director
      Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
      National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

      Ish Amarreh, Ph.D. M.P.H.
      Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health
      National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

      Hugh Auchincloss, M.D.
      Deputy Director
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

      Albert Avila, Ph.D.
      Office of Diversity and Health Disparities (ODHD)
      National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

      Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D.
      Acting Deputy Director
      NIH Brain Initiative
      National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

      Janet Cyr, Ph.D.
      Program Director
      Division of Scientific Programs
      National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

      Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
      Program Division of Interdisciplinary Training
      Division of Genome Sciences
      National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

      Jessica M. Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H.
      Chief, Education Branch
      Office of Policy, Communications and Education
      National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

      Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
      Program Director
      Division of Genome Sciences
      National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

      Melissa Ghim, Ph.D.
      Health Scientist Administrator 
      Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

      Lauren Hill, Ph.D.
      Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health
      National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

      Lynn King, Ph.D.
      Chief Research Training and Career Development Branch 
      National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

      Karen Parker, Ph.D.
      Director Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)
      Office of the Director (OD)

      Liz Perruccio, PhD
      Health Disparities; Training
      National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

      Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.
      Program Director
      Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
      National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

      Reiko Toyama, Ph.D.
      Health Scientist Administrator
      Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch
      National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

      Fred Tyson, Ph.D.
      Health Scientist Administrator
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

        This page last reviewed on November 10, 2021