Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Susan E. Maier, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
Susan E. Maier, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Director for Special Projects within the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). In this capacity, she fosters collaborations among NIH institutes and centers to co-fund research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), chronic overlapping pain conditions, and global women’s health. She also oversees the development and implementation of continuing education courses in the science of sex and gender in human health. Susan brings skills gained from her positions with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to bear on ORWH goals through her expertise with writing and implementing various types of funding opportunities. Her experience includes grants, cooperative agreements, and R&D contracts, and bringing together diverse groups of experts for content review and development of recommendations for institute and center research portfolios. Prior to NIH, Susan performed research to determine the effects of developmental alcohol exposure on fetal and neonatal brain development using multiple model systems, and taught clinical neuroanatomy to first-year medical students, and experimental design and statistics for biomedical research to graduate students at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center.