NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC)

Coordinated by ODP, the NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC) is a committee of representatives from across NIH and federal health agencies that:

For additional information about the PRCC, please contact us at

Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D., M.S.W.
PRCC Chair
Office of Disease Prevention

Elizabeth Vogt, M.P.H.
PRCC Executive Secretary
Office of Disease Prevention

  • Serves as a venue for exchanging programmatic and scientific information of interest to NIH, planning and implementing collaborative activities across NIH, and disseminating information about federal and non-federal activities.
  • Provides a broad perspective on the current state-of-the-science.
  • Advises the ODP Director regarding scientific, programmatic, and policy issues.

The NIH-wide Prevention Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) were developed by ODP as a result of discussions with PRCC members.

The full membership roster can be found below. 

PRCC Members

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NIH Partners


Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

  • Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Ph.D.

Clinical Center (CC)

  • Ninet Sinaii, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

  • Alison Cernich, Ph.D. 
  • Tracy M. King, M.D., M.P.H.

John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences (FIC)

  • Susan Vorkoper, M.P.H., M.S.W.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Susan M. Czajkowski, Ph.D.
  • Jessica Faupel-Badger, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Alternate)

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

  • Jessica Walrath, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Seidel (Alternate)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Ginexi, Ph.D. 
  • Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Eye Institute (NEI)

  • Shefa Gordon, Ph.D.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Lawrence J. Fine, M.D., Dr.P.H.
  • Laurie Friedman Donze, Ph.D.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

  • Robb Rowley, M.D.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Marcel E. Salive, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

  • Ralph Hingson, Sc.D., M.P.H.
  • Tatiana Balachova, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Mayo Azeez, Ph.D. 
  • Lara R. Miller (Alternate)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS)

  • Kristy M. Nicks, Ph.D.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

  • Todd Merchak, B.S.
  • David T. George, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

  • Judith Cooper, Ph.D.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

  • Timothy lafolla, D.M.D., M.P.H.
  • Lorena Baccaglini, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., NE-CPhT (Alternate)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • Robert Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Amy B. Goldstein, Ph.D.
  • Alexa Romberg, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • Kimberly Thigpen Tart, J.D., M.P.H.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

  • Mary Rooney, Ph.D., ABPP

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

  • Nancy L. Jones, Ph.D.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • Cara B. A. Long, Ph.D.
  • Paul Scott, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

  • Catherine Timura, Ph.D.
  • Julia Seay, Ph.D. (Alternate)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

  • Paul Fontelo, M.D., M.P.H. 
  • Rebecca Goodwin, J.D. (Alternate)

Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

  • Leslie Marshall, Ph.D.
  • Paul Gaist, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Alternate)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

  • Dara Blachman-Demner, Ph.D. 
  • Farheen Akbar, M.P.H. (Alternate)

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

  • LaVerne L Brown, Ph.D. 
  • Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

  • David M. Murray, Ph.D.
  • Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA)

  • Jean Berube, J.D.

Office of Nutrition Research (ONR)

  • Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

  • Shilpa Amin, M.D, M.B.Sc., M.J., CAQ, FAAFP 
  • Regine A. Douthard, M.D., M.P.H. (Alternate)

Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)

  • Shyam Patel
  • Christopher Barnhart, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Other Federal Partners


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Iris Mabry-Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Tracy Wolff, M.D., M.P.H.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Amy Lansky, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Brigette Ulin, M.P.H.
  • Nicole Kuiper, M.P.H. 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Robin A. McKinnon, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

  • Mehran S. Massoudi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

  • Emmeline Ochiai, M.P.H.


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