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

 

Staff Listing

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO
Director, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, NIH
ORWH Liaison: HHS CCWH, IMOD (DPCPSI), MMM Steering Committee

Balkissa M. Abdoulaye, M.A.
Supervisory Management Analyst

Rajeev K. Agarwal, Ph.D.
Senior Research Program Officer
ORWH Liaison: ADCC, FOAM, H3Africa, NHGRI, NIAID, NIBIB, OD/DPCPSI/OSC (The Common Fund), SCORE

Shilpa Amin, M.D., M.B.Sc., M.J., CAQ, FAAFP
Physician
ORWH Liaison: Clinical Center, NIAAA, ODS

Sylvia Barnett
Executive Assistant
ORWH Liaison: OAMC

Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator
ORWH Liaison: NIDCD, NIDCR, OAR, OBSSR, OBSSR Methods WG, ODP, SGMRO

Lisa Begg, Dr.P.H., RN
Senior Research Program Officer
ORWH Liaison: BIRCWH, CTOW, Lupus Federal WG, NIAMS, NINR, VA, Violence Against Women

Eddie Billingslea, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst
ORWH Liaison: OEPR, OPA, P&E Eval, P&E General, SAAVI

Jasmin Bush, M.A.
Communications Director
ORWH Liaison: OCPL

Juliane Caviston, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst
ORWH Liaison: BRAIN APPROPRIATIONS, IOPW, Inclusion Governance Committee (IGC), Legislative Updates, OLPA

Kelly Chandler, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst
ORWH Liaison: OSP

Regine Douthard, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Medical Officer
ORWH Liaison: FIC, NEI, NIEHS, NIGMS, ONR, NIH-wide Climate Change and Health WG

Katherine N. Elfer, Ph.D.
NCI/FDA Interagency Oncology Taskforce Cancer Prevention Fellow

Elena Gorodetsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator/Research Program Officer
ORWH Liaison: NCCIH, NICHD, NPERC COVID-19 WG, ORIP, PRGLAC, SGHD SIG, USPSTF

Charles H. Hawkins
Budget Analyst

Helen Huang, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
ORWH Liaison: TAC, WgWBC, OITE, WgWBC Extramural Committee

Chyren Hunter, Ph.D. 
Associate Director for Basic and Translational Research
ORWH Liaison: NIA, CSR, EPMC, FDA-OWH, NIDDK, OER

Benjamin Johns, Ph.D.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator
ORWH Liaison: Reentry

Priscilla Logan-Waller, COR Level II
Program Analyst
ORWH Liaison: CFDA

Samia Noursi, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science Policy, Planning, and Analysis
ORWH Liaison: AHRQ, Biennial Report, CDC, DPCPSI Mentoring, HRSA, OD/OMA, OLPA, OSP, QDR IWG AHRQ, Trans-HHS Report, NIH-wide Strategic Plan WG, NIH-wide Strategic Plan for Women's Health

Tonya Parker
Management Analyst

Ching-yi Shieh, Ph.D.
Statistician/Health Science Policy Analyst
ORWH Liaison: CDE TF and SDOH, ECHO, MCS-WH, NIMHD Data Call Coordinator, NLM, ODSS, RCDC

Sherrika Spriggs
Administrative Officer

Sarah Temkin, M.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research
ORWH Liaison: NCI, Office of Clinical Research at Clinical Center

Xenia Tigno, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Careers
ORWH Liaison: OITE, WgWBC Intramural Committee

David Thomas, Ph.D.
Special Advisor
ORWH Liaison: ABCD, BRAIN, HBCD, MMM TF HHS, MMM WG, MMMTF NIH, NCATS, NIDA, NINDS, MMM Working Group, OPPNET, Pain Consortium, Weekly Cabinet

Miya Whitaker, Psy.D., M.A.
Health Scientist Administrator/Program Officer
ORWH Liaison: NIMH, NIMHD, THRO, U3 Coordinator

Jamie White, M.S.
Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead
ORWH Liaison: All of Us, GUIRR, NHLBI, SBIR

Melissa S. Wong. M.D., M.H.D.S.
Staff Physician Scientist

Karen Wylie, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst