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Prisca N. FALL

Prisca N. Fall
Title: Health Specialist
Office(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Phone Number: 301-402-4582
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Prisca N. Fall is a Health Specialist in the Office of Data Resources & Analytics (ODRA) within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Ms. Fall is the primary point of contact on several ends to facilitate processes and scientific support tasks within NIA/BSR.  She is the lead on interagency agreement, grant, and contract activities to develop areas of research via expert meetings, build and share data resources for aging research, and support interagency research collaborations.  She also serves as the direct liaison for all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data requests from investigators, potential grantees, and others who propose to use CMS-linked data for their NIA-funded projects. She works very closely with the Director and Chief Data Officer of ODRA to develop and promote data infrastructure for aging and health research and other research-relevant activities, including managing data use agreements (DUAs), tracking data requests, costs, and other agreements. As part of this larger CMS operation, Ms. Fall prepares statements of work to improve grantee access to CMS data. Ms. Fall maintains certification as a Contract Officer Representative (Level 2) to manage both CMS-related contracts. Beyond these Health Specialist tasks that require unique expertise, she also performs a number of other program support.

Ms. Fall earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology in 2004 from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and a M.A. in Medical Anthropology in 2008 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She has been a Health Specialist within BSR since March 2014.

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