NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC)

Coordinated by the ODP, the NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC) is a trans-NIH committee that:

  • Serves as a venue for exchanging programmatic and scientific information of interest to the NIH, planning and implementing collaborative activities across the 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 trans-NIH Prevention Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) were developed by the ODP as a result of discussions with PRCC members.

Photo of Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC) members posing in a building lobby during the June 2019 PRCC retreat.
June 2019 PRCC retreat attendees           Photo credit: NIH/Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

For additional information about the PRCC, please contact:

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

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


PRCC Members

NIH Partners

prcc nih partners

Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Kate E. Fothergill, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
Population Sciences and Epidemiology Integrated Review Group

Tasmeen Weik, DrPH, M.P.H
Scientific Review Officer
Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies Integrated Review Group

Clinical Center (CC)

Ninet Sinaii, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Biostatistics & Clinical Epidemiology Service
Office of the Deputy Director for Clinical Care

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

Rosalind Berkowitz King, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Prevention (Acting)
Health Scientist Administrator
Population Dynamics Branch

Tracy M. King, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch

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

Susan Vorkoper, M.P.H., M.S.W.
Global Health Research and Policy Analyst
Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation
Center for Global Health Studies

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Martina V. Taylor, M.T.
Senior Prevention Science Advisor
Division of Cancer Prevention

Susan M. Czajkowski, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Chief, Health Behaviors Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Stephen Seidel
Supervisory Program Analyst
Office of Science Policy

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Della B. White, PhD
Program Director
Clinical Research in Complementary & Integrative Health Branch

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Shefa Gordon, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Office of Program Planning and Analysis

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Josephine Boyington, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Clinical Application and Prevention Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

Lawton S. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
Division of Prevention and Population Sciences

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Robb Rowley, M.D.
Program Director, eMERGE
Division of Genomic Medicine

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Marcel E. Salive, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Ralph Hingson, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Jill M. Beaver, Ph.D.
Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch

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

Susana Serrate-Sztein, M.D.
Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases

Kristy M. Nicks, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Research Program Analyst
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Todd Merchak, B.S.
Program Specialist
Office of Program Evaluation and Strategic Partnerships

David T. George, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Associate Director
Office Of Research Administration

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Deputy Director

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Denise Stredrick, Ph.D.
Chief, Science Policy and Planning Branch
Office of Science Policy and Analysis

Darien Weatherspoon, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Program Director
Health Disparities Research Program

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

Robert Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H.
Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Amy B. Goldstein, PhD.
Chief, Prevention Research Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research

Belinda E. Sims, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator
Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Kimberly Thigpen Tart, J.D., M.P.H.
Program Analyst
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Eve E. Reider, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Prevention Research
Health Scientist Administrator, Treatment and Prevention Intervention Research Branch
Division of Services and Intervention Research

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Joyce A. Hunter, Ph.D.
Deputy Director

Nancy L. Jones, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Health Scientist Administrator

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Cara B. A. Long, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst
Office of Science Policy and Planning

Paul Scott, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Office of Science Policy and Planning

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Catherine Timura, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst
Office of Science Policy and Legislation

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Lisa Lang
National Information Center for Health Services Research & Health Care Technology

Patricia Gallagher, M.L.S., M.A., AHIP (Alternate)
National Information Center for Health Services Research & Health Care Technology

Rebecca Goodwin, JD (Alternate)
Executive Secretary, NIH Clinical Common Data Elements Task Force
Data Science Specialist
Data Science Coordinating Unit
Office of Program Development

Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

Paul Gaist, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Health Scientist Administrator

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Deborah Young-Hyman, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D.
Botanical Research Centers Program

LaVerne L Brown, Ph.D. (Alternate)
Program Officer

Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

David M. Murray, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Prevention
Director of the Office of Disease Prevention

Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention

Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA)

Chris Everett
Legislative Analyst

Patti Brandt-Hansberger (Alternate)
Senior Legislative Analyst

Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Regine A. Douthard, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Program Officer
NIH Office of the Director

Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)

Christopher Barnhart
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Health Science Policy Analyst

Karen L. Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W.


Other Federal Partners

prcc other federal partners

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Iris Mabry-Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program

Tracy Wolff, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Officer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Amy Lansky, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Community Guide Office (Acting)
Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy

Brigette Ulin, M.P.H.
Chief, Applied Research & Translation Branch
Director, Prevention Research Centers Program
Division of Population Health

Connie L. Bish, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Team Lead, Evaluation and Translation Team
Applied Research and Translation Branch
Division of Population Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Robin A. McKinnon, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Dana M. van Bemmel, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Research Operations and Advisory Resources Branch
Center for Tobacco Products Office of Science

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Mehran S. Massoudi, Ph.D., M.P.H.
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)
Regional Health Administrator
Region VI (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Commander – USPHS Applied Public Health Team #4
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

Emmeline Ochiai, M.P.H.
Senior Health Advisor
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health


Last updated on August 30, 2020