NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC)

The NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC) serves as a venue for exchanging programmatic and scientific information of interest to the NIH, as well as for planning and implementation of collaborative activities. As a trans-NIH committee, the PRCC provides a broad perspective on the current state-of-the-science, and disseminates to NIH Institutes and Centers information about prevention-related activities sponsored by Federal and non-Federal organizations. The PRCC also serves as an advisory body to the Director of ODP and makes recommendations regarding scientific, programmatic, and policy issues. ODP coordinates the activities of the PRCC.

For additional information about the PRCC, please contact:

Wilma Peterman Cross, M.S., Chair
Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention

PRCC Members

NIH Partners

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Peter Greenwald, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director of Prevention

Martina V. Taylor, M.T.

Senior Prevention Science Advisor
Division of Cancer Prevention

Cynthia Vinson, M.P.A. (Alternate)

Dissemination and Implementation Coordinator
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Thomas Hoglund

Science Writer, 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)

Jeffrey P. Struewing, M.D., M.S.

Program Director, Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)
National Human Genome Research Institute

Alice Bailey (Alternate)

Scientific Program Analyst
Office of Policy, Communications and Education

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.

Director, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

Mariela Shirley, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Health Science Administrator

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Jane Lockmuller

Chief, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch
Office of Strategic Planning, Initiative Development, and Analysis

Nancy Touchette, Ph.D.

Health Research Program and Policy Analyst
Office of Global Research

Karl A. Western, M.D., D.T.P.H.

Senior International Scientific Advisor
Office of Global Research

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

Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Susana Serrate-Sztein, M.D.

Director, Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases

William Phil Tonkins, Jr., M.S., Dr.P.H. (Alternate)

Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Steven Krosnick, M.D.

Program Director
Extramural Science Programs

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

Bruce Simons-Morton, Ed.D., M.P.H.

NICHD Associate Director for Prevention
Senior Investigator
Extramural Science Programs

Danuta Krotoski, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Senior Advisor to the Director
Center for Developmental Biology & Perinatal Medicine

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Judith Cooper, Ph.D.

Deputy Director

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Ruth Nowjack-Raymen, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Director, Health Disparities Research Program
Division of Extramural Research

Timothy Iafolla, D.M.D., M.P.H. (Alternate)

Public Health Analyst
Office of Science Policy and Analysis

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

Robert Kuczmarski, Dr.P.H. (Alternate)

Director, Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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.

Program Analyst
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation

Mary Gant, M.S. (Alternate)

Program Analyst
Office of the NIEHS Director - Bethesda

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Jeremy Brown, M.D. (Alternate)

Office of Emergency Care Research

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Amy Goldstein, Ph.D.

Program Chief, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch
Division of Services and Intervention Research

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Francisco S. Sy. M.D., Dr.P.H.

Director, Office of Extramural Research Administration

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Katie Jakubs Pahigiannis, Ph.D.

Health Science Policy Analyst
Office of Science Policy and Planning

Paul Scott, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Director, Office of Science Policy and Planning

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Mary Roary, Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator, Wellness Branch
Office of Extramural Programs

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Lisa Lang

Chief, National Information Center for Health Services Research & Health Care Technology

Dana Casciotti, M.P.H., Ph.D. (Alternate)

Program Analyst
Office of Health Information and Programs Development

Patricia Gallagher, M.L.S., M.A., AHIP (Alternate)

National Information Center for Health Services Research & Health Care Technology

Barbara Rapp, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Chief, Office of Science Planning and Analysis

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

Mark Miller, M.D.

Director, Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Officer
Division of Extramural Research

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Stephen Seidel

Supervisory Program Analyst
Office of Science Policy

NIH Clinical Center (CC)

Ninet Sinaii, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Epidemiologist, Biostatistics & Clinical Epidemiology Service
Office of the Deputy Director for Clinical Care

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

Dana Sampson, M.S., M.B.A.

Senior Program Analyst

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D.

Director, Botanical Research Centers Program

Paul Coates, Ph.D. (Alternate)

Director, Office of Dietary Supplements

Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

David M. Murray, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Prevention
Director of the Office of Disease Prevention

Wilma Peterman Cross, M.S.

Chair, Prevention Research Coordinating Committee
Deputy Director

Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA)

David Houppert, J.D.

Program Analyst

Anne Houser

Senior Legislative Analyst

Patti Brandt-Hansberger (Alternate)

Senior Legislative Analyst

Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)

Amy Mistretta, M.P.H.


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)

Shawna Mercer, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Director, The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Chief, The Community Guide Branch
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

CAPT. Mehran Massoudi, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Director for Science
Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

Emmeline Ochiai, M.P.H.

Senior Health Advisor
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health