Office of the Associate Director (OAD)

The Office of the Associate Director (OAD) develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). The OAD integratesand coordinates the activities of the component Branches by establishing program priorities, allocating resources, staff, and assignments; and manages scientific activities and portfolios that cross Branch boundaries.

Kathy J. Helzlsouer, M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Director

Reid, Britt C., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director


OAD Staff

Branch Name / Title / Contact Info Interest Areas
OAD

Helzlsouer, Kathy J., M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Director

Phone: (240) 276-6888
Email: helzlsouerkj@mail.nih.gov

  • Cancer etiology and prevention
  • Clinical and translational research
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Women's health
OAD

Reid, Britt C., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director

Phone: (240) 276-6725
Email: reidbr@mail.nih.gov

  • Susceptibility to environmental determinants of cancer
  • Household air-pollution from solid fuel combustion
OAD

Carter, Daniel
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6747
Email: carterdr@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Dathe, Marina
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6617
Email: marina.dathe@nih.gov

  • Knowledge synthesis and translation
  • Evidence-based evaluation
  • Risk prevention
OAD

Felix, Tina
Program Support Assistant

Phone: (240) 276-6717
Email: felixa@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Harvey, Chinonye (Nonye), M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor

Phone: (240) 276-6898
Email: harveyn@mail.nih.gov

  • Global health
  • Health disparities research
  • Role of lifestyle, the environment, and early life exposures in cancer and cancer-related outcomes
OAD

Kaefer, Christine M., M.B.A., R.D.
Communications Coordinator

Phone: (240) 276-6743
Email: kaeferc@mail.nih.gov

  • Translating scientific findings for diverse audiences
  • Communicating complex health risk information
OAD

Kennedy, Amy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Presidential Management Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6723
Email: kennedyae@mail.nih.gov

  • Integrative epidemiology
  • Cancer/health disparities
  • Immunologic factors influencing susceptibility to cancer
  • Risk factors for second cancers
  • Implementation science
  • Design and utilization of cohort studies
  • Risk factors for childhood cancer and understanding long-term health outcomes
  • Genetic susceptibility to cancer
OAD

Kortokrax, Katie, M.Ed.
Contractor, Communications Consultant

Phone: (240) 276-6928
Email: Katie.Kortokrax@nih.gov

  • Health education and communication
  • Cancer prevention and research
OAD

Overton, Adrienne, M.P.A.
Program Analyst

Phone: (240) 276-6682
Email: overtona@mail.nih.gov

  • Infectious diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Health disparities/underserved populations
  • Health policy
OAD

Pottinger, Camille, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-6511
Email: pottingerca@mail.nih.gov

  • Disease epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Surveillance
OAD

Rogers, Scott D., M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor

Phone: (240) 276-6932
Email: rogerssc@mail.nih.gov

  • Genetic susceptibility to cancer
OAD

Tabron, Felicia
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6779
Email: tabronfa@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Thompson, Marta
Program Specialist

Phone: (240) 276-6872
Email: thompsonma@mail.nih.gov

  • Not Available
OAD

Wellons, Audrey, M.P.H.
Contractor, Communications Consultant

Phone: (240) 276-6716
Email: audrey.wellons@nih.gov

  • New media for health communication, reproductive health, behavioral economics, social entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, and global health

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