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About BSR and Staff Listing

Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR)

Director: Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.

Deputy Director: Dana J. Plude, Ph.D.

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The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

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In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.

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Division of Behavioral and Social Research Staff
Name Title Email
Frank Bandiera Program Official frank.bandiera@nih.gov
Partha Bhattacharyya Chief Data Officer partha.bhattacharyya@nih.gov
Jessica Boten Social Science Analyst jessica.boten@nih.gov
Minki Chatterji Program Official minki.chatterji@nih.gov
Ama Donkor Health Specialist ama.donkor@nih.gov
Prisca Fall Health Specialist prisca.fall@nih.gov
Elena Fazio Program Official elena.fazio@nih.gov
Melissa Gerald Program Official melissa.gerald@nih.gov
Christeenna Iraheta Staff Assistant christeenna.iraheta@nih.gov
Amelia Karraker Program Official amelia.karraker@nih.gov
Chandra Keller Social Science Analyst chandra.keller@nih.gov
Jonathan King Senior Scientific Advisor to the Division Director jonathan.king@nih.gov
Laura Major Health Policy Analyst laura.major@nih.gov
Liz Necka Program Official liz.necka@nih.gov
Lis Nielsen Division Director lisbeth.nielsen@nih.gov
Priscilla Novak Program Official priscilla.novak@nih.gov
Dennis Ongubo Clinical Trials Specialist dennis.ongubo@nih.gov
Lisa Onken Program Official lisa.onken@nih.gov
Georgeanne Patmios Senior Scientific Administrator georgeanne.patmios@nih.gov
John Phillips Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch john.phillips@nih.gov
Dana Plude Deputy Director dana.plude@nih.gov
Roxanne Semple Program Specialist roxanne.semple@nih.gov
Janine Simmons Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch janine.simmons@nih.gov
Luke Stoeckel Program Official luke.stoeckel@nih.gov