Staff Directory

NIMHD’s offices and divisions support the Institute’s mission to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. Learn more about NIMHD’s expertise by clicking on staff members below.

Office of the Director (OD):

  • Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable — Director
  • Dr. Joyce Hunter — Deputy Director
  • Dr. Courtney Ferrell Aklin — Chief of Staff
  • Angela Bates — Special Assistant
  • Aaron Credle — Program Specialist
  • Kina Hendrick — Ethics Specialist
  • Ana Kuchilla — Secretary
  • Katherine Ramirez — Assistant to the Director
  • Dr. Natasha Williams — Legislative Liaison
  • Kelli Carrington — Director of Communications
  • Whitney Anderson
  • Kyan Chuong
  • Edgar Dews
  • Rebecca Newton
  • Shelly Pollard
  • Wesley Thorn
  • Dr. Deborah Duran — Chief, OSPLSP
  • Dr. Patrice Armstrong
  • Dr. Nancy Breen
  • Dr. Carole Christian
  • Dr. Jessica Escobedo
  • Dr. Tilda Farhat
  • Dr. Steve Newell
  • Tammy Reddick
  • Kester Williams
  • Dr. Barbara Wojciechowski
  • Kimberly Allen — Acting Executive Officer
  • Bryan Maynard — Budget Officer
  • Iesha Baskins
  • Sharita Brown
  • Floyd Crawford
  • Carlene Neil-Allman
  • Brenda Parker
  • Kenneth Sonnenberg
  • Chris Spates
  • Terry Williams
  • Sophary Wong
  • Dr. Joan Wasserman - Director
  • Angela Richardson

Grants Management Branch:

  • Priscilla Grant — Grants Management Officer
  • Carla Griffith
  • Janet Mfon
  • Sy Shackleford

Scientific Review Branch

  • Dr. Thomas Vollberg — Chief, Scientific Review Branch
  • Crystal Davis
  • Dr. Deborah Ismond
  • Dr. Maryline Laude-Sharp
  • Dr. Xinli Nan
  • Dr. Richard Palmer
  • Dr. Kevin Gardner — Acting Scientific Director
  • Dr. Lauren Amable
  • Mary Andrews
  • Dr. Kelvin Choi
  • Dr. Dionne Coker-Appiahq
  • Lindsey Crawford
  • Dr. Sherine El-Toukhy
  • Dr. Sharon Jackson
  • Dr. Mohamed Kabbout
  • Dr. Fatima Karzai
  • Daniel Li
  • Krystine McGrath
  • Dr. Melanie Sabado
  • Eric Shide
  • Gail Taylor
  • Dr. Aibing Wang
  • Ajunae Wells
  • Dr. Tingfen Yan

Adjunct Faculty

  • Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA
  • Dr. Nathaniel Stinson — Director, DSP
  • Dr. Regina James — Director of Clinical and Health Services Research
  • Dr. Marcia Gomez
  • Dr. Benyam Hailu
  • Dr. Beda Jean-Francois
  • Dr. Nancy Jones
  • Phuong-Tu Le
  • Dr. Andrew Louden
  • Stephanie Mariette
  • Dr. Priscah Mujuru
  • Dr. Richard Palmer
  • Dr. Adelaida Rosario
  • Vincent Thomas

DSP, Office of Research Training and Capacity Building (ORTCB):

DSP, Office of Research Innovation and Program Coordination (ORIPC):