Charisee Lamar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.R.T., joined the Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch in May 2005, and directs the Reproductive Neuroendocrinology and the Fertility Preservation Programs. She also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN), and is the Project Coordinator for the Cooperative Research Partnerships to Promote Workforce Diversity in the Reproductive Sciences (CPDR) Program. In addition, Dr. Lamar currently serves as the Vice Chair of the NIH Program Leadership Committee, and is a member of the Staff Training in Extramural Programs (STEP) Committee.
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Lamar was the Centers Program Director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at NIH. Her portfolio consisted of Specialized Centers of Research (SCORs) and Multipurpose Clinical Research Centers (MCRCs) relevant to the Institute’s mission. Dr. Lamar also managed SCORs on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health on behalf of ORWH.
Dr. Lamar was a National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Cancer Prevention Fellow from 1998-2002, where her research focused on the role of sex hormones and hormone receptors in the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Lamar received an undergraduate degree in Respiratory Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, and became a Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) 1989. She earned a doctoratoral degree in endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia, and received a masters in public health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.