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

Della M. Hann, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Extramural Research
Division of Extramural Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bethesda, MD


Council Members

​​​ Michael Boninger 
BONINGER, Michael, M.D.  (20)
Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Atul Butte
BUTTE, Atul J., M.D., Ph.D.   (19)
Institute for Computational Health Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

COLLURA, Barbara L.   (19)
Executive Director and President/CEO
Resolve: The National Infertility Association 
McLean, VA

​​​ Stephen Foley 
FOLEY, Stephen A., M.D.  (21)
Prowers Medical Group
Lamar, CO

GILLIAM, Melissa L., M.D.   (19)
Ellen H. Block Professor
Vice Provost, Academic Leadership,
Advancement and Diversity
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Catherine Gordon
GORDON, Catherine, M.D., M.Sc.  (20)
Adolescent Chief, Boston Children's Hospital
Robert P. Masland, Jr. Chair of Adolescent Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston, MA
Richard Krugman
KRUGMAN, Richard D., M.D.  (19)
Distinguished Professor
Pediatrics/Child Abuse
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO
DeWayne Pursley
PURSLEY, DeWayne M., M.D., M.P.H.  (19)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Lesli Rotenberg
ROTENBERG, Lesli  (19)
General Manager
Children's Programming
Marketing & Communications
Arlington, VA
Timothy Shriver
SHRIVER, Timothy P., Ph.D.  (19)
Chairman and CEO
Special Olympics
Washington, DC
Annette Sohn
SOHN, Annette, M.D.  (21)
Director, TREAT Asia and Vice President,
Global Initiatives
TREAT Asia/amfAR – The Foundation for
AIDS Research
Klongtoey, Bangkok
Clifford Tabin
TABIN, Clifford, Ph.D.  (20)
George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder
Professor and Chairman
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Alyce Thomas
THOMAS, Alyce, R.D.  (20)
Perinatal Nutrition Consultant
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

Ex Officio Members

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

LOPATA, Aaron M., M.D., M.P.P.
Chief Medical Officer
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD

Matthew Scherer
SCHERER, LTC Matthew R, PT, Ph.D., NCS, SP
Military Deputy, Clinical and Rehabilitative
Medicine Research Program (CRMRP)
US Army Medical Research and Materiel
Command (MRMC)
Ft. Detrick, MD

NABMRR Council Liaison

Kenneth Ottenbacher
Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Observers (Pending Members)

Susan Bookheimer
BOOKHEIMER, Susan, Ph.D.  (21)
Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCLA School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
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