For more information, email the NIH Plain Language staff or see the list of plain language contacts below for each institute and center at NIH.

Abbreviation Institute, Center, or Office Contact Name Contact Phone
OCPL Office of Communications and Public Liaison Scott Prince
Renate Myles
CC Clinical Center Justin Cohen 301-402-6202
CIT Center for Information Technology Jennifer Morgan Gray 301-827-4887
CSR Center for Scientific Review Donald Luckett 301-435-1111
FIC Fogarty International Center Ann Puderbaugh 301-402-8614
NCCIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Catherine Law  301-402-6958
NCI National Cancer Institute Lorna Patrick 240-276-6521
NCATS National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Sarah Berson 301-594-8966
NEI National Eye Institute Maria Zacharias 301-451-2734
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute Britny Kish 301-594-0632
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Michelle Bolek 301-827-4198
NIA National Institute on Aging Cindy McConnell  301-496-1752
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Catherine Bullis 301-594-3961
NIAMS National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Nancy Garrick 301-496-8190
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Jessica Meade 301-496-9651
NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Christina Stile 301-496-5136
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse

Lanette Palmquist

NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Susan Dambrauskas 301-496-7243
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Vicki Contie 301-594-5388
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Kathy Kranzfelder 301-496-3583
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Christine Bruske Flowers 919-541-3665
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences Julie Rose 301-594-1902
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health Samantha Helfert 301-451-0274
NIMHD National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Kelli Carrington 301-594-3984
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Paul Girolami 301-435-7753
NINR National Institute of Nursing Research Melissa Barrett 301-496-0208
    Ana Ferreira 301-496-0234
NLM National Library of Medicine Kathleen Cravedi 301-496-6308
OD Office of the Director — Executive Secretariat Patrice Allen-Gifford 301-496-3976
OER Office of Extramural Research Megan Columbus 301-435-2496
OIR Office of Intramural Research Christopher Wanjek 301-219-1693
DPCPSI Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives    

Office of Administrative Management (OAMC)

Cynthia Schoonover  301-496-8475

Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

Yvette Edghill Spano 240-627-3042
    Wendy Papier  


Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Erica Moore



Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Jody Engel



Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Anne Thurn




Claudia Faigen


Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS)

Erin Walker  301-827-9655


Office of Evaluation, Performance, and Reporting (OEPR)

Sarah Rhodes



Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

 Patricia Newman



Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)

Lamont Williams



Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC)

 Rachel Britt



Tribal Health Research Office (THRO)

 Bonnie Tabasko



Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)

Shyam Patel


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