Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program

Audie Atienza, Ph.D.

Audie Atienza

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Senior Program Officer, Division of Clinical Innovation

About Dr. Atienza

Dr. Audie A. Atienza is a senior program officer at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to joining NCATS, Dr. Atienza served as a senior program officer at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI). He previously worked on special assignments to the NIH Office of the Director (Office of Data Science and Office of Science Policy) and to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Immediate Office of the Secretary as a senior advisor. He has collaborated with the White House (Office of Science and Technology Policy [OSTP], Vice President of the United States [VPOTUS], and First Lady of the United States [FLOTUS]), Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. Dr. Atienza has contributed to various NIH-wide research efforts including the NIH Roadmap Initiative; NIH Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI); mHealth Summit; NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative; and NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative.

Dr. Atienza obtained his B.A. in psychology from the University of California at San Diego, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Kent State University. Following his clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System as a behavioral medicine intern, Dr. Atienza completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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