The success of the NICHD relies on the contributions of all its employees-from the laboratory researcher to the grants administrator to the Director. This section provides a look inside the NICHD at the people who comprise the Institute and their many talents. Without the creativity and skill of its dedicated staff, the Institute could not be a leader in research on the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Select a link below to learn more.
Dr. Lisa Halvorson: Renewed Focus on Women’s Health (5/19/2015)
The Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch is a relative newcomer to the NICHD family, even though gynecologic research has been an important part of the institute’s portfolio since it was founded. Branch chief Dr. Lisa Halvorson talks about her vision for the branch and how she sees it influencing women’s health.
Dr. Joan C. Han: Finding the Genetic Roots of Obesity (1/15/2015)
In her clinical research studies, pediatric endocrinologist Joan C. Han, M.D., meets with patients whose bodies never feel "full" no matter what or how much they eat. Learn what studying people with these rare disorders can tell us about common forms of childhood obesity.
Dr. Anna Z. Pollack: Launching a Research Career (10/17/2013)
Does exposure to mercury, lead, and other heavy metals affect women's reproductive health? Intramural Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Anna Z. Pollack gained vital research skills during her time at the NICHD working to answer that question.
Dr. Paul Albert: Taming the Data Tide (7/3/2013)
Paul Albert, Ph.D., uses statistics to tease meaning from seemingly overwhelming amounts of data. His work helps NICHD investigators find the patterns on a range of topics from premature birth and exposure to toxins, to teenage driver accidents.