Roberto Flores, Ph.D., M.P.H.

 

Responsibilities & Activities

Dr. Flores serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) and as the Coordinator for the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research Implementation Working Groups (IWGs). In this role, he facilitates the implementation efforts for the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research and supports the activities of the IWGs with ONR colleagues and other NIH institutes, centers and offices. Dr. Flores also serves as co-chair for the Microbiome, Diet and Health Interrelationships IWG.

Areas of Expertise

Human microbiome and nutrition research; Infectious disease Epidemiology; Bioassay development and validation; Molecular screening of viral infections; Next generation sequencing technologies in cancer research and infectious disease; Cancer prevention and control program; Grant management; Scientific program coordination and development.

 

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Program Director, ONR, NIH, 2020-Present

Program Director, NCI, NIH, 2013-2020

Cancer Prevention Fellow, NCI, NIH, 2008-2012

M.P.H., Epidemiologic & Biostatistical Methods for Public Health & Clinical Research – Vaccine Science -Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2003

M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001