Office of the Associate Director (OAD)

photo of Dr. Muin Khoury

Muin J. Khoury,
M.D., Ph.D.

Acting Associate Director

The Office of the Associate Director (OAD) develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). Its functions include scientific cohort and consortia coordination, knowledge integration and management activities, grant portfolio management and evaluation, planning and budget management, and communications. The OAD:

  • Integrates and coordinates the activities of the component Branches by establishing program priorities, allocating resources, staff, and assignments; and manages scientific activities and portfolios that cross Branch boundaries;
  • Evaluates Program effectiveness through use of external working groups, boards, expert consultants, professional organizations, and Program grantees;
  • Facilitates the development and operation of consortia that can conduct the types of large-scale collaborative epidemiologic studies needed to address complex questions about the etiology of cancer; and
  • Represents the Program in a wide range of scientific and management settings, and provides advice to NCI senior leadership and advisory committees on matters pertaining to the Program and cancer epidemiology.

OAD Staff

Branch Name/Title Contact Info Interest Areas
OAD Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director (Acting) and Knowledge Management Unit Lead (Acting)
Epidemiologic methods in research, policy, and practice; Human genome epidemiology; Public health genomics; Multidisciplinary translation research; Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics
OAD Anderson, Linda, M.P.A.
Contractor, Communications Consultant
OAD Babkirk, Audrey, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
New media for health communication, reproductive health, behavioral economics, social entrepreneurship, HIV/AIDS, and global health
OAD Beard, Dacia, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Health communication, program evaluation, implementation and dissemination sciences, health disparities, community-based participatory research, project management
OAD Burgio, Michael R., Ph.D.
Contractor, Consortia Coordinator, Cancer Family Registry
OAD Carter, Daniel
Contractor, Management Analyst
OAD Chang, Christine, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Cancer epidemiology, modifiable risk factors and health-related behaviors, communicating health information to the lay public, use of GIS in public health
OAD DeRycke, Eric, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Genomic epidemiology of cancer
OAD Harvey, Chinonye (Nonye), M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
Global health, health disparities research, role of lifestyle and the environment and early life exposures in cancer and cancer-related outcomes
OAD Kaefer, Christine M., M.B.A., R.D.
Communications Coordinator
Translating scientific findings for diverse audiences, communicating complex health risk information
OAD Kaminski, Brett, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
OAD Lam, Tram K., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Knowledge Integration Team
Using the tools of Knowledge Integration to canvas the interdisciplinary field of cancer epidemiology and advance research by synthesizing prior knowledge, incorporating new information, identifying gaps, and translating findings. Investigating how environmental factors influence or interact with genomic factors, and how these affect cancers and cancer outcomes.
OAD Rogers, Scott D., M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor
Genetic susceptibility to cancer
OAD Schully, Sheri D., Ph.D.
Knowledge Integration Team Lead
Using the tools of Knowledge Integration to uncover what is known or unknown about cancer epidemiology, translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies to improve population health and the use of biospecimens in research
OAD Seminara, Daniela, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist and Scientific Consortia Coordinator
Genomic epidemiology of cancer, including gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; Application of genomic epidemiology to public health, disease prevention, and therapy; Cross-disciplinary knowledge synthesis in cancer and other complex diseases; Familial cancer registries; Collaborative research through interdisciplinary cancer consortia, including data sharing policies
OAD Tabron, Felicia
Program Specialist
OAD Thompson, Marta
Program Specialist

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2012

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