Dr. Laura Major is a Training Program Officer in NIA’s Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP). Laura leads outreach to assist career development applicants; develops training-related notices of funding opportunities, program initiatives, and communication materials; and conducts analyses to identify gaps and opportunities in NIA’s training and career development programs.
Prior to joining OSEP, Laura served as a Program Officer in NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), where she managed a grant portfolio focused on institutional training and physical activity interventions. Laura was also BSR’s representative on NIA’s Career Development and Training and Diversity Supplement Committees and was a liaison to the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Laura's DrPH in Health Behavior was awarded by The George Washington University. Laura received an MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from Dickinson College.