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

Council Members

Anna Aizer headshot.

AIZER, Anna, Ph.D.  
Department of Economics 
Brown University 
Providence, RI 

Shari Barkin headshot.
BARKIN, Shari, L., M.D. 
Jessie Ball DuPont Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Susan Brooks headshot.
BROOKS, Susan L. 
Professor of Law
Drexel University Kline School of Law 
Philadelphia, PA 
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
Marcelle Ivonne Cedars headshot.
CEDARS, Marcelle Ivonne, M.D. 
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences 
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Damien Fair headshot.
FAIR, Damien, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman headshot.
Chair and Professor 
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Diego School of Medicine 
San Diego, CA
Ethylin Wang Jabs headshot.
JABS, Ethylin Wang, M.D. 
Chair of the Department of Clinical Genomics 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905
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
Yvonne Maldonado headshot.
MALDONADO, Yvonne A., M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
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
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
Ignatia B. Van Den Veyver headshot.
VAN DEN VEYVER, Ignatia B., M.D. 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 

Ex Officio Members

Patricia Dorn headshot.
DORN, Patricia, Ph.D.
Director of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC
Riu Li headshot.
LI, Rui, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Research Office of Epidemiology and Research
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Resources
Rockville, MD

Department of Defense

Gayle Vaday headshot.
VADAY, Gayle, Ph.D. 
Civilian Deputy Director, 
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command 
Fort Detrick, MD

NABMMR Liaison

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

Executive Secretary

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