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Dr. Isis Mikhail
Title: Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator
Office(s): Scientific Review Branch (SRB)
Phone Number: 301-402-7704
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Isis Mikhail, MD, MPH, DrPH is a Scientific Review Officer in the Scientific Review Branch (SRB) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) since December 2013. She comes from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where she served as Program Director and Acting Branch Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) at the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). She oversaw a portfolio of cancer epidemiology grants with a concentration on rare cancers, health disparities, and chronic and auto-immune diseases. Dr. Mikhail also served as Chair of the Health Disparities Interest Group, was a member of the NCI Special Studies Institutional Review Board (SSIRB), and a recipient of NCI’s Merit Award.

She then served as Director of the Extramural Research Program (ERP) at the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) at NCI where she oversaw a portfolio of cancer CAM grants and led related research activities. Most recently, she served as a SRO at the Special Review and Logistics Branch (SRLB) at NCI where she managed several grant and contract reviews. Prior to joining NCI in 2004, Dr. Mikhail worked as Program Director and Research Coordinator of several large-scale research studies and clinical trials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Medicine and UAB School of Public Health (SOPH).

Dr. Mikhail received her Medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Epidemiology and International Health with honors from the UAB SOPH. She completed a fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Emory University Rollins SOPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She has over 50 publications and presentations in the areas of epidemiology of chronic and infectious diseases, cancer, rheumatology and clinical immunology, genetics, health behavior, women’s health, health disparities, and complementary and alternative medicine.

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