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

Shari Barkin headshot.
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director, Division of 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
Susan Bookheimer headshot.
Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Staglin IMHRO MRI Laboratory
Director, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities    Research Center
Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
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 22180
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
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
Annette Sohn headshot.
SOHN, Annette, M.D. 
Director, TREAT Asia and Vice President,
Global Initiatives
TREAT Asia/amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research
Klongtoey, Bangkok
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
10270K 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
Rebecca Sealy Building
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
Biomedical Research Building 731
Cleveland, OH

NABMMR Liaison

Arthur English headshot.
ENGLISH, Arthur, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Department of Defense

Paul Pasquina headshot.
PASQUINA, Paul, F., M.D.
Colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps
Inaugural Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Chief, Department of Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Ex Officio Members

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DORN, Patricia, Ph.D.
Director of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC
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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
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