NIH Tribal Health Research Coordinating Committee (THRCC)

The NIH Tribal Health Research Coordinating Committee (THRCC) serves as a catalyst for developing research, research training, and career development initiatives focused on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). It provides a forum for discussing the diverse health issues and challenges facing AI/AN communities, and how NIH research can help address those needs. The committee meets monthly and THRCC members are representatives from the NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICOs) and the Division of Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) offices.

THRCC members are tasked to:

  • Participate in the development of an AI/AN Research Strategic Plan and developing and recommending strategies to track and monitor NIH research initiatives and progress
  • Participate in the developing the initial AI/AN research portfolio analysis
  • Develop potential research and research training activities for NIH and ICO leadership to consider
  • Facilitate and coordinate collaborations and other activities related to AI/AN health research across the NIH ICOs as well as with other federal agencies
  • Contribute to reports on AI/AN research activities to HHS and in response to other requests

 

 

 

Chair

 

David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Tribal Health Research Office (THRO)

 

 

 

Office of the Director Members

Dara P. Richardson-Heron M.D.    -              All of Us Research Program

Juliana Blome, Ph.D., M.P.H.        -              Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

Natalie Tomitch, M.P.H, M.B.A.  -              Office of Aids Research (AIDS)

Michael Spittel, Ph.D.     -              Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Dionne Godette, Ph.D.   -              Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Taunton Paine, M.A.     -              Office of Science Policy (OSP)

Nancy Potischman, Ph.D.              -              Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Elena Gorodetsky, M.D., Ph.D.    -              Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.                   -              Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Karen Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W.        -              Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research Office (SGMRO)

Sharon Milgram, Ph.D     -              Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)

Ashley Wells, M.A.         -              Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Charlene Le Fauve, Ph.D.         -              Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD)

 

Institute and Center Members

Karyl Swartz, Ph.D.          -              Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Zeynep Erim PhD              -              National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Lanay Mudd Ph.D.           -              National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Shobha Srinivasan, Ph.D.              -              National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.                 -              National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Mona Puggal, M.P.H.                     -              National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Carl Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H.                   -              National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Judith Arroyo, Ph.D.                       -              National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Diana Adger-Johnson, M.S.          -              National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Tara Schwetz, Ph.D.          -              National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Xincheng (Ted) Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.           -              National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Charisee Lamar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.R.T.      -              Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Kathy Etz, Ph.D.                -              National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Johnathan Horsford, Ph.D.                -              National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Darien Weatherspoon, D.D.S., M.P.H.      -              National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Lawrence (Larry) Agodoa, M.D.  -              National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Symma Finn, Ph.D.          -              National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Sheila Caldwell, Ph.D.     -              National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Roberto Delgado, Ph.D.  -              National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Joyce Hunter, Ph.D.         -              National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Dorothy Castille Ph.D.      -              National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.     -              National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (Extramural)

Rita Devine, Ph.D.                           -              National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (Intramural)

Lynn Adams, Ph.D.          -              National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Laura Bartlett, MLS         -              National Library of Medicine (NLM)

This page last reviewed on June 7, 2018