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Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

ORWH Staff

The ORWH staff represents a diverse range of professional and scientific disciplines. Each staff member works to support the NIH’s mission and, specifically, to advance the consideration of women’s health and sex and gender influences across the entire research continuum to improve women’s health.

Main Office Telephone: 301-402-1770
Main Office Fax: 301-402-1798

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.
Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health; Associate Director for Women’s Health Research, NIH

Elizabeth Spencer, R.N.
Deputy Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health
Executive Secretary, ACRWH

Rajeev K. Agarwal, Ph.D.
Senior Research Program Officer
NIH Liaison: NEI, NIAID (DAIT), NHGRI

Marysheyla Alvarez
Program Analyst

Whitney L. Barfield, Ph.D
Health Scientist
AAAS Fellow

Sylvia Barnett
Executive Assistant
NIH Liaison: NIH OD/DDRMS (primary)

Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., R.N.
Senior Research Program Officer
Executive Secretary, CCRWH
NIH Liaison: NIAMS, NIBIB, NIDCD, NIDCR, NINR

Juliana M. Blome, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assoc. Director for Science Policy, Planning & Analysis
NIH Liaison: NLM, OD/OLPA, OD/OSP

Claudette Brooks, M.D.
Senior Medical Officer
NIH Liaison: NHLBI, NIMHD, NINDS

Crystal Brown
Administrative Assistant

Terri L. Cornelison, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Associate Director for Clinical Research
NIH & HHS Agency Liaison: AHRQ, FDA, NCI, NICHD, NIH CC

Irwin Feuerstein, M.D.
Medical Officer
NIH Liaison: NHLBI, NIBIB, NIMH

Bobby Gibson
Management Analyst

Sharon E. Gist
Program Specialist
Office Manager

Charles W. Hampp, Jr.
Management Analyst
NIH Liaison: CIT, OD/DDRMS (secondary) OD/DPCPSI/OIT

Bamini Jayabalasingham, Ph.D.
Technology Policy Fellow
AAAS Science

Leah Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Research Program Officer
NIH Liaison: ESA Seminar Series, NIAA, NIAID (DAIDS, DMID), NIDA

Amy Mistretta, M.P.H.
Epidemiologist
NIH Liaison: CDC, FIC, NCCIH, NIA, OD/DPCPSI/ODS, VA

Erica E. Moore
Communications Director
NIH Liaison: OD/OCPL

Susan Persons, MA (Contractor)
Senior Advisor to the Director

Jennifer Plank-Bazinet, Ph.D.
Research Program Officer
Lead, NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers
NIH Liaison: NCATS, NIEHS, NIGMS, OD/DPCPSI/ORIP, OD/DPCPSI/OSC (Common Fund), OITE, FIC

Tammy Rabinovich
Senior Program Specialist

Annie Sampson, MSc
Public Health Analyst
Staff Lead, CCRWH

Ching-Yi Shieh, Ph.D.
Statistician
NIH Liaison: NIH Office of Data Science

Bonnie Tabasko, M.S., CHES
Senior Communications Strategist (Contractor)

Paris A. Watson
Inclusion Outreach Coordinator

Lamont Williams
Technical Writer

Faith M. Zeff
Administrative Officer
NIH Liaison: OD/DPCPSI/OAMC

This page last reviewed on June 22, 2016