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

Harris, Emily L., Ph.D., M.P.H.
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) 276-6336
Email: helzlsouerkj@mail.nih.gov

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

Harris, Emily L., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Associate Director

Phone: (240) 276-6725
Email: Emily.Harris@nih.gov

  • Interplay of genetic and environmental factors in cancer susceptibility
  • Modifiers of risk in high-risk cancer families
  • Integrating family history & genetics into health care
OAD

Alexandre, Gwendolyn, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-5816
Email: gwendolyn.alexandre@nih.gov

  • Disease epidemiology and surveillance
  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Immigrant/migrant/refugee health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Women’s health
  • Water and sanitation hygiene
OAD

Carter, Daniel
Program Specialist

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

  • Not Available
OAD

Costello, Maura Kate
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow

Phone: (240) 276-7611
Email: maura.costello@nih.gov

  • Graphic design
  • Writing and editing
  • Public health education
OAD

Felix, Tina
Program Support Assistant

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

  • Not Available
OAD

Harvey, 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
  • Organizational leadership and development
  • Scientific program evaluation and planning
OAD

Kaefer, Christine M., M.B.A., R.D.
Technical Writer/Editor

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

  • Developing and disseminating evidence-based messaging to improve public health
  • Leveraging web-based technologies to effectively share information
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.
Health Communications Specialist

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

  • Using social media and web-based technologies to advance scientific progress
  • Science writing
  • Behavioral health

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