Dr. Siobhan Addie joined the Division of Aging Biology as a Health Science Policy Analyst in 2021. Prior to joining NIA, she was a Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At the National Academies, Dr. Addie served on the staff of the Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health and the Forum on Regenerative Medicine, two activities that bring together multiple stakeholder groups in the field. In that role, she developed public workshops, proceedings reports, and other perspective papers on emerging innovations, therapeutic development, health care policy, and other challenges related to the clinical integration of genomics and regenerative medicine. While at the National Academies, she also worked on two consensus studies—Temporomandibular Disorders: Priorities for Research and Care (2019) and A Fairer and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution (2020-21).
Dr. Addie is deeply interested in the biology of aging and received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh where she conducted research related to the impact of DNA damage on aging and age-related diseases. She also had post-doctoral training at Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Genome Maintenance.