Contact Us (2020 Points of Contact)

2020 Points of Contact for NIH at the USASEF
(listed by Institute, Center, and Office)

Co-Chairs: Jon Lorsch, Director, NIGMS and Jennifer Gorman Wright, Communications Director, DPCPSI, OD


Clinical Center (CC)

Office of Communications and Public Liaison 
Lester Basilio Davis, Health Communications Specialist

Center for Information Technology (CIT)

Office of Administrative Management
Sharon Abdullah, Supervisory Management Analyst

Center for Scientific Research (CSR)

Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Integrated Review Group
Kristin Kramer, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer

Fogarty Interantional Center (FIC)

Division of International Science Policy Planning and Evaluation
Amit Mistry, Ph.D., Senior Scientist

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Office of Policy, Communications, and Education
Penny Burgoon, Ph.D., Director of Policy, Communications, and Education

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Center for Research Strategy
Diane Palmieri, Ph.D., Deputy Director

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Catherine Law, Communications Director 

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Office of Science Communications, Public Liaison, and Education
Maria Zacharias, Communications Director

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Education and Community Involvement Branch
Carla Easter, Ph.D., Branch Chief

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Office of Communications and Public Liaison 
Cindy McConnell, Communications Director

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Office of the Director, NIAAA
Aaron White, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Communications Services Branch
Julie Marquardt, Public Affairs Specialist

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Career Development and Outreach Branch 
Robert Walker, Ph.D., Chief

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Office of Science Policy and Public Liaison 
Kate Egan, Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Office of Communications
Meredith Daly, Senior Media Relations Officer

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Science Policy Branch
Emily Einstein, Ph.D., Deputy Branch Chief

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Division of Scientific Programs
Roger Miller, Ph.D., Program Officer

National Institute of Dental and Cranofacial Research (NIDCR)

Science Communication & Digital Outreach Branch 
Vicki Conti, Chief

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition 
David Saslowsky, Ph.D., Deputy Director

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Office of the Director
Aubrey Miller, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Office of the Director
Stephanie Older, Communications Director

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
Toni Boswell, Health Communications Specialist

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Office of the Director
Courtney Aklin, Ph.D., Chief of Staff

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Office of Scientific Liaison 
Samantha White, Ph.D., Science Communication and Coordinating Specialist

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Office of Extramural Programs  
Augie Diana, Ph.D., Program Director

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Science Policy Coordination, Collaboration, and Reporting Division, Office of the Director
Maryam Zaringhalam, Ph.D., AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow

Office of the Director (OD)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Jennifer Gorman Wright, Communications Director

Immediate Office of the Director (IMOD)
Anna Mazzucco, Ph.D., Special Assistant

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Erica Spotts, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator

Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
John Burklow, NIH Associate Director for Communications and Public Liaison

This page last reviewed on January 27, 2020