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Division of Extramural Research Program Officers

You may find it helpful to discuss your proposed research with a staff member prior to submitting a grant application. Each program staff member is responsible for coordinating different scientific research portfolios.

On this page, program staff are listed:

Please contact only one program staff member.

By Scientific Areas

Mind and Body Approaches Contact Person(s) listed alphabetically
Acupuncture Kristen Huntley, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Hypnosis Kristen Huntley, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Manual Therapies Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Meditation John Glowa, Ph.D.
Kristen Huntley, Ph.D.
Movement D. Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Other Body Therapies Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Natural Products Contact Person(s) listed alphabetically
Ethnomedicine Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Herbal/Botanicals Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Probiotics/Prebiotics/Microbiome Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Vitamins and Minerals and Other Supplements D. Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Other Areas Contact Person(s) listed alphabetically
Healthy Lifestyle and Behaviors D. Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Multimodal Interventions D. Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.


By Specific Funding Mechanism1

Funding Mechanism Contact Person(s)
Conference Grants (R13) Dawn Wayman, M.H.S.
Supplements (Diversity, Re-entry) Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.
Small Business Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
John Glowa, Ph.D.
Training and Career (Loan Repayment, F, K, and T) Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.

1 For descriptions of all award mechanisms, see Types of Grants and Contracts.

Still have a Question? Contact the Division of Extramural Research