Executive Lookbook

  • 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.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Associate Director for Management

    Ann D. Huston, MPA

    Neuroscience Center (NSC), Room 6214
    6001 Executive Blvd.
    Rockville, MD 20852

    (301) 443-3673
    ann.huston@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • M.P.A., University of San Francisco

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Ann joined the National Institute of Mental Health in July 2012 as Deputy Executive Officer. She was appointed Executive Officer in May 2015.
    • Prior to NIMH, she served as the Deputy Executive Officer and Budget Officer to the Center for Scientific Review from September 2010 to July 2012. Prior to CSR, she served as the Program/Budget Analyst for the NCI Office of Cancer Centers (October 2008) where she was responsible for the administration of extramural grants portfolio for all NCI-designated Cancer Centers. Prior to the NCI, Ms. Huston served for 13 years as Executive Director of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association located in Alexandria, VA.
    • She has previous government experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs working at several VA Medical Centers including Richmond, VA, Kansas City, MO and Palo Alto, CA. Ms. Huston is a native of Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies and completed her Masters in Public Administration/Health Care Administration at the University of San Francisco. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Scientific Director

    Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.

    Building 35A, Suite GE-400, Room GE-414
    35A Convent Drive, MSC 3747
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 496-3501
    susan.amara@nih.gov

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    Education:

    • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
    • B.S., Stanford University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Held faculty positions at Yale University School of Medicine and the Vollum Institute in Portland Oregon, and was a Howard Hughes Investigator at each of these institutions; and was the Thomas Detre Chair of Neurobiology and Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    • Member of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    • Recipient of several awards, including the George Herbert Hitchings Award for innovative methods in drug discovery from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, and the Julius Axelrod Prize from the Society for Neuroscience; and has had 20 U.S. patents issued on technology from her laboratory.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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    Clinical Director

    Maryland Pao, M.D.

    Building 10-CRC, Room 6-5340
    10 Center Drive, MSC 1276
    Bethesda, MD 20892

    (301) 435-5770
    paom@mail.nih.gov

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    Education:

    • M.D., Johns Hopkins University
    • B.A., Johns Hopkins University

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Chairs the NIMH Intramural Research Program Institutional Review Board and NIMH IRP Data Safety Monitoring Program.
    • Previously directed the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service in the Children's Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Currently directs the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service in the Clinical Center and the Pediatric Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatric Services at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
    • Serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at George Washington University and at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

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    Director

    Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.

    Democracy 2, Room 800
    6707 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20892

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    Education:

    • M.D. University of Miami School of Medicine
    • B.A. University of Miami

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Previously served as professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
    • Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research with more than 30 years of research on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America
    • Research interests have centered on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce
    • Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Science

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