Executive Lookbook

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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    Executive Officer

    Ms. Joellen Harper Austin

    6001 Executive Boulevard, Suite 5274
    Rockville, MD 20892

    (301) 443-6487
    austinjm@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.S., Stanford University
    • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A., Skidmore College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2007.
    • Selected for the Department of Health and Human Services Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2005.
    • Served as a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, culminating with an MS in Management in 2003.
    • Previous positions at NIH include: Executive Officer, NIEHS; Executive Officer, NINDS; Chief Grants Management Officer, NINDS; Chief Grants Management Officer, NCRR; Assistant Grants Policy Officer, OER
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Deputy Director

    Richard Woychik, Ph.D.

    Building 101 – Rall Building, Room B246
    111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3812
    woychikrp@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
    • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Prior Positions:

    • Senior Scientist and Director of the Office of Functional Genomics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept. of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
    • Senior Director, Parke-Davis Laboratory for Molecular Genetics
    • Chief Scientific Officer, Lynx Therapeutics
    • President and CEO, The Jackson Laboratory

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Led the strategic planning and implementation efforts for NIEHS.
    • Research laboratory discovered a number of important genes, including the first obesity gene, first gene associated with polycystic kidney disease, and gene associated with hearing loss
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Scientific Director

    Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.

    Building 101 - Rall Building, A214
    111 T. W. Alexander Dr.
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3641
    zeldin@niehs.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Indiana University
    • B.A., Boston University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Conducts research focused on understanding the role of eicosanoids in pulmonary and cardiovascular function.
    • Author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in leading biomedical journals as well as numerous reviews and book chapters.
    • Directs a clinical/translational research program focused on the role of the environment in asthma pathogenesis.
    • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and American Association of Physicians (AAP), and as a Fellow in the American Heart Association.
    • Member of the editorial boards of several top scientific journals.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Clinical Director

    Janet E. Hall, M.D., M.S.

    111 T.W. Alexander Dr., Rall Building
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3647
    janet.hall@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Mcmaster University, Canada
    • M.S.C. Mcmaster University, Canada

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP)
    • Former President of the Endocrine Society
    • Editor of Endocrine Reviews, previous editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • Recipient of the Clifford A. Barger Award for Mentoring, Harvard Medical School
    • Recipient of the Sidney H. Ingbar Award from the Endocrine Society
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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    Associate Director for Management 

    Chris Long, M.P.A.

    111 T.W. Alexander Dr., Rall Building
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    (984) 287-3815
    longwc@niehs.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.P.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Executive Officer to the Office of Management which supports the NIEHS and NTP scientific missions by providing a broad range of management services, logistics, and infrastructure. The Office also serves as the primary NIEHS liaison with other partner organizations outside the Institute.
    • Chris Long arrived at NIEHS in November 2007 as deputy associate director for management. In the years since, he has led a number of high-profile projects including negotiation of the first collective bargaining agreement in 24 years, and development of the Department’s first net-zero-energy building. Chris came to NIH from EPA, where he led the creation of the agency’s largest research campus (Research Triangle Park, N.C.).
    • On August 2016 Chris Long was officially named NIEHS associate director for management, also known as the executive officer (EO)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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    Director

    Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.

    Building 45, Room 3AN.44
    45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 594-2172
    jon.lorsch@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Harvard University
    • B.A., Swarthmore College

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Committed to question-driven, investigator-initiated basic research.
    • Does research in the field of RNA biology that is focused on the initiation of translation, a major step in controlling how genes are expressed.
    • Formerly a professor in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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    Deputy Director

    Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D.

    Building 45, Room 3AN.44D
    45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 594-2172
    greenbej@nigms.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
    • M.A., Boston University
    • B.S., University of Pittsburgh

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Committed to supporting the basic biomedical research enterprise through the broad distribution of grants to outstanding investigators and through the training of a diverse and well-prepared workforce.
    • Formerly Director, Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, NIGMS, and Acting Director, NIGMS
    • Served as the project officer for the Human Genetic Cell Repository, which provides cell lines and DNA samples to scientists studying genetic diseases. Led the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and New Innovator Award programs.
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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    Executive Officer

    Ms. Sally Lee

    Building 45, Room 3AN.44C
    45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
    Bethesda, MD 20892

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    Education:

    • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of MD, College Park

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Graduate of the HHS SES Candidate Development Program; the Asian American Government Executives Network SES Development Program; and the OPM Women’s Executive Leadership Program.
    • Has served as the NIGMS EO since 2007 and prior to that was the Deputy EO since 2000. Recipient of the NIH Director's Award (2012 and 2013) and NIH Merit Award (1994, 2006, and 2011).
    • Has led several NIH committees, including the Administrative Training Committee, CIVIL Advisory Committee, and ORS Advisory Committee.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Director

    Joshua Gordon M.D., Ph.D.

    Neuroscience Center (NSC), Room 6217
    6001 Executive Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20852

    (301) 443-3673
    joshua.gordon@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • A.B. in Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    • M.D. University of California, San Francisco, CA
    • Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Prior Positions:

    • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
    • Associate Director of Residency Education and Director of Neuroscience Education, Division of Education and Training, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    • Assistant Clinical Attending, Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    • Private Practice Psychiatry

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Research focuses on the analysis of neural activity in mice carrying mutations of relevance to psychiatric disease. 
    • Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the Society for Neuroscience, and serves on the Editorial Board of Molecular Neuropsychiatry.
    • Recipient of the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the Daniel H. Efron Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Deputy Director

    Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.

    Neuroscience Center (NSC), Room 6218
    6001 Executive Blvd.
    Rockville, MD 20852

    (301) 443-3673
    avenevos@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D.,Temple University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • As Chief of the Developmental Trajectories Branch of Mental Disorders Branch, developed NIMH’s translational neurodevelopmental research portfolio and a research program on bipolar disorder and early, chronic irritability in children.
    • Contributed significantly to many key NIMH and NIH efforts, including NIMH’s Strategic Plan, NIMHs 2025 Suicide prevention Plan, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD), Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Study (ECHO) and the All of Us research program. 
    • Co-investigator on the National Comorbidity Study – Adolescent Component, one of the most comprehensive studies gathering evidence on the prevalence and course of mental disorders in adolescents.

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