FOIA Requester Service Centers and FOIA Public Liaisons

Requesters may have questions or want to know the status of their request. All questions about a pending request, including those for a status may be directed to the FOIA Coordinator to whom the request was submitted. In addition, NIH and each of its components has a FOIA Requester Service Center available to answer questions or to provide a status regarding a pending request. For more efficient service, questions and inquiries should be directed to the Service Center contact for the NIH component to which the request was submitted. A complete listing of the FOIA Requester Service Center contacts is shown below. If, after contacting the appropriate FOIA Requester Service Center, a requester wants more information about a request, NIH and each component also has a FOIA Public Liaison who is available to provide information regarding FOIA requests. The listing of the FOIA Public Liaisons is shown below.

NIH Chief FOIA Liaison

Susan R. Cornell
Building 31 Room 5B35
31 Center Drive, MSC 2107
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-496-5633 (phone)
301-402-4541 (fax)

NIH FOIA Requester Service Center Contact

Brenda Butler
Building 31 Room 5B35
31 Center Drive, MSC 2107
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-496-5633 (phone)
301-402-4541 (fax)

NIH Component FOIA Requester Service Center Contacts and FOIA Public Liaisons

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-2999
    FOIA Public Liaison: MK Holohan, phone no. (301) 496-5217
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-4334
    FOIA Public Liaison: Vicki Buckley, phone no. (301) 496-4876
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-4334
    FOIA Public Liaison: Vicki Buckley, phone no. (301) 496-4876
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 451-5109
    FOIA Public Liaison: Marg Moore, phone no. (301) 496-2263
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-5135
    FOIA Public Liaison: Paul Williams, phone no. (301) 496-5135
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-8693
    FOIA Public Liaison: Dr. Craig Jordan, phone no. (301) 496-8693
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 443-6036
    FOIA Public Liaison: Dr. Jack Stein, phone no. (301) 443-6036
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (919) 541-3411
    FOIA Public Liaison: Christine B. Flowers, phone no. (919) 541-3665
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 443-6130
    FOIA Public Liaison: Dr. Meredith Fox, phone no. (301) 402-1801
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • Center for Information Technology (CIT)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) — (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM))
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O'Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 451-8330
    FOIA Public Liaison: Justin Cohen, phone no. (301) 402-6202
  • Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 496-9737
    FOIA Public Liaison: Kathleen B. O’Sullivan, phone no. (301) 496-2411
  • Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management (OALM)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 435-3894
    FOIA Public Liaison: Karen Thomas, phone no. (301) 402-5385
  • Office of Extramural Research (OER)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 402-1058
    FOIA Public Liaison: Della Hann, phone no. (301) 496-1096
  • Office of Science Policy (OSP)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 435-8267
    FOIA Public Liaison: Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, phone no. (301) 496-9838
  • Office of Research Facilities (ORF)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 402-3570
    FOIA Public Liaison: Karen Cook, phone no. (301) 594-4727
  • Office of Research Services (ORS)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 402-3570
    FOIA Public Liaison: Karen Cook, phone no. (301) 594-4727
  • Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
    FOIA Requester Service Center: phone no. (301) 435-5377
    FOIA Public Liaison: Steve Ferguson, phone no. (301) 435-5561

This page last reviewed on September 11, 2015