National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council Roster

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council

(Terms end 11/30 of designated year)


Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Executive Secretary

Rebekah Rasooly headshot.
Rebekah Rasooly, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Extramural Activities
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bethesda, MD

Council Members

Shari Barkin headshot.
BARKIN, Shari, L., M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Christina Bucci-Rechtweg headshot.
BUCCI-RECHTWEG, Christina, M., M.D.
Head, Pediatric and Maternal Health Policy
Clinical Development and Drug Regulatory Affairs
Novartis Pharmaceutical Company
East Rockaway, NY
Michele Caggana headshot.
CAGGANA, Michele, Sc.D., FACMG
Deputy Director, Division of Genetics
Director, Newborn Screening Program
Head, Genetic Testing Quality Assurance Program
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY
John Coughlin headshot.
Pediatric Surgeon
Pediatric General Surgery
John Hopkins Outpatient Care
Tampa, FL
Kathleen Egan headshot.
EGAN, Kathleen B., Ph.D.
Advocate for People with Disabilities
Vienna, VA
Damien Fair headshot.
FAIR, Damien, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Lucky Jain headshot.
JAIN, Lucky., M.D.
George W. Brumley Jr. Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Catherine Lang headshot.
LANG, Catherine, E., Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Neurology
Associate Director, Movement Science PhD Program
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Missy Lavender headshot.
CEO and Founder
Chicago, IL
Yvonne Maldonado headshot.
MALDONADO, Yvonne A., M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Martin Matzuk headshot.
MATZUK, Martin M., M.D., Ph.D.
Robert L. Moody, Sr. Chair in Pathology and Immunology
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Genevieve Neal-Perry headshot.
NEAL-PERRY, Genevieve, S., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Carmen Neuberger headshot.
NEUBERGER, Carmen L., J.D.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Adam Resnick headshot.
RESNICK, Adam C., Ph.D. 
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
David Rowitch headshot.
ROWITCH, David, H., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Head of Department of Pediatrics
Welcome Trust Senior Investigator
Director of Clinical Studies, Clare College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Alan Tita headshot.
TITA, Alan Thevenet N., MD, MPH, Ph.D. 
Tenure Professor and Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Women and Infants Center
Birmingham, AL
Rebeca Wong headshot.
WONG, Rebeca, Ph.D.
P.&S. Kempner Distinguished Professor
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris headshot.
WYNSHAW-BORIS, Anthony J., M.D., Ph.D.
JHJ MD ’34 Professor of Genetics and Chair
Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University School of
Cleveland, OH

Ex Officio Members

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DORN, Patricia, Ph.D.
Director of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC
Aaron Lopata headshot.
LOPATA, Aaron M., M.D., M.P.P.
Chief Medical Officer
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Resources
Rockville, MD

Department of Defense

Melissa Miller headshot.
MILLER, Melissa R., Ph.D.

Health Science Program Manager
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
US Army Medical Research and Development Command
Frederick, MD

NABMMR Liaison

Jose Contreras-Vidal headshot.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cullen College of Engineering
University of Houston
Houston, TX
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