Council of Councils Membership

Council of Councils Membership


Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D. (2022)
Acting Director
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and
Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health


All terms end October 31 of year in parenthesis unless otherwise noted.

Maria L. Acebal, J.D. (2022)
Vice President for Strategic Development
The Aspen Institute
Washington, DC

Maria Rosario G. Araneta, Ph.D., M.P.H. (2023)
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
Division of Epidemiology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Kristin Ardlie, Ph.D. (2024)
Director, Genotype Tissue Expression (GTEX)
Broad Institute of Harvard University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Linda Chang, M.D., FAAN, FANA, FISMRM(2024)
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H. (2024)
Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery,
Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Prevention and Control
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri

Andrew P. Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H. (2024)
Director, Center for Epigenetics
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Mental Health, Oncology, Biostatistics, Molecular Biology & Genetics, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Rick Horwitz, Ph.D. (2023)
Executive Director, Emeritus and Senior Advisor
Allen Institute for Cell Science
Seattle, Washington

Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., R.N. (2022)
Professor and Dean of Nursing
School of Nursing 
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and
Developmental Biology 
School of Literature, Science and the Arts
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., M.S., FAAP, FACMI, FIAHSI, FAMIA (2024)
Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics
Department of Computer and Information Science
Department of Pediatrics
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Vice President, Applied Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

R. Paul Johnson, M.D. (2022)
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Karen C. Johnston, M.D., M.Sc. (2027)
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Associate Vice President for Clinical &
Translational Research
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Virginia
Director, iTHRIV
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D. (2023)
Ward-Coleman Professor
Chair of the Nash Family Department of
Director, Drug Discovery Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A. (2022)
Associate Dean, Research Information Technology
Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gary A. Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D. (2023)
Vice Provost for Academic Integration 
Cornell University
Professor, Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Richard D. Krugman, M.D. (2025)
Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado

Jian-Dong Li, M.D., Ph.D. (2022)
Professor and Director
Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin C. Kent Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D. (2027)
Professor, Department of Surgery
School of Medicine
Director, Mouse Biology Program
Associate Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., FACP, FCPP (2022)
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles P. Mouton, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. (2022)
Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean
School of Medicine
Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Megan O’Boyle (2024)
Principal Investigator
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network
Arlington, Virginia

Rhonda Robinson-Beale, M.D. (2024)
Senior Vice President
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health Services
UnitedHealth Group
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Susan Sanchez, Ph.D. (2024)
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
College of Veterinary Medicine
Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Jean E. Schaffer, M.D. (2023)
Senior Investigator and Associate Research Director
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Scout, M.A., Ph.D. (2022)
Deputy Director
National LGBT Cancer Network
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., M.S. (2024)
Dean and Professor
Departments of Nutrition, and Biostatistics and Epidemiology
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts

Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D. (2025)
Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology
Boyd K. Bucey Professor
Director of UW Medicine Eye Institute
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D.
Acting Principal Deputy Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
DPCPSI, Office of the Director (OD)
Bethesda, Maryland


(The heads of the DPCPSI offices serve as liaisons to the Council of Councils.)

Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Office of Dietary Supplements, DPCPSI, OD

Janine A. Clayton, M.D.
Office of Research on Women's Health, DPCPSI, OD

Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D.
Office of AIDS Research, DPCPSI, OD

Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D.
Office of Data Science Strategy, DPCPSI, OD

Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Christine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP
Acting Director
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, DPCPSI, OD

Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Office of Nutrition Research, DPCPSI, OD

David M. Murray, Ph.D.
Office of Disease Prevention, DPCPSI, OD

Karen L. Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, DPCPSI, OD

George Santangelo, Ph.D.
Office of Portfolio Analysis, DPCPSI, OD

Marina Volkov, Ph.D.
Office of Evaluation, Performance, and Reporting (OEPR), DPCPSI, OD

Elizabeth L. Wilder, Ph.D.
Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI, OD

David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Tribal Health Research Office, DPCPSI, OD


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