Charlene joined NIA in 2008 as Senior Scientific Program Analyst leading the Institute's efforts to expand the use and implementation of portfolio analyses to support and inform strategic planning efforts and assess opportunities to collaborate with other funders of aging research (both public and private). Her accomplishments also include leading the development of the Trans-NIH Native American/Alaska Native Research Interest Work Group, the Trans-NIA Epidemiological and Longitudinal Database project and the International Alzheimer’s Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP) project.Charlene holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology and African-American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of South Carolina. Most recently, she returned to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health (c/o 2017).
Portfolio Analysis and Intergovernmental Partnerships