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 Program Office

The National Children's Study Program Office directs the implementation of the day-to-day operations of the Study. The Program Office houses scientists, staff on detail assignment from other organizations, program analysts, and contractors.

Program Office Staff

Steven Hirschfeld, MD, PhD
Director
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Dean Coppola, DDS, MPH
Deputy Director
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Marion J. Balsam, MD
Research Partnerships Program Director
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

Debowanna Blackshear, MS
Program and Management Analyst
Contracting Officer Representative
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Ruth A. Brenner, MD, MPH
Senior Scientist, Co-Lead for Study Content
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Davyd Chung, PhD
Program Officer, Contracting Officer Representative,
Financial Analyst
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Leslie A. Cooke, MS 
Program Analyst - Communications
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Michael Dellarco, DrPH
Senior Scientist (Environmental)
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Jessica E. Graber, PhD
Senior Scientist
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

Jennifer Kwan, PhD
Mathematical Statistician
Analysis and Evaluation Team Co-Lead
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS  

Maria Lopez-Class, PhD, MPH
Contracting Officer Representative
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

Eric Lorenzo, PhD
Program Officer
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

John Moye, Jr., MD
Senior Scientist; Director of Laboratories and Repository
Co-Director of Study Operations
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

Nancy Parfitt Hondros
Senior Financial Analyst
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Christina H. Park, PhD, MHS
Senior Scientist
Data Analysis Team Lead
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

N. Rangarajan, PhD
Program Officer
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Julia Slutsman, PhD
Bioethicist
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Gitanjali Taneja, PhD
Senior Scientist
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS

Kate Winseck, MSW 
Communications Coordinatory and Advisory Committee Designated Federal Official
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

Abera Wouhib, PhD
Mathematical Statistician
National Children's Study
NICHD, NIH, HHS 

 

National Children's Study Web Site Illustrator

Lisa Brown is a published author and illustrator of children's books, and has been contracted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to create illustrations exclusively for use by the National Children's Study, including those found on the National Children's Study Web Site.

All illustrations are copyrighted and should not be duplicated without express permission of the National Children's Study Program Office.

  5/20/2014
  5/20/2014