Division of Extramural Research
Program Officers

You may find it helpful to discuss your proposed research with a staff member prior to submitting a grant application. Each program staff member is responsible for coordinating different scientific research portfolios.

If you have general questions about NCCAM, please contact the NCCAM Clearinghouse at info@nccam.nih.gov.

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Please contact only one program staff member.

By Scientific Areas Contact Person
AIDS and AIDS-Related ResearchCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Asthma/AllergyCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Autoimmune DiseasesCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Bone, Muscle, Connective Tissue, and SkinPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
BotanicalsCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
CancerBarbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular - ClinicalApril Bower, R.N., M.S.
Cardiovascular - PreclinicalLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
DentalPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Diabetes (Type II)/Endocrinologu/Metabolic SyndromeLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Drug InteractionsLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Ethnobotany and EthnomedicineCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
GI/IBD/IBSLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Health DisparitiesSheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
Health Services ResearchRichard Nahin, Ph.D.
HematologyBarbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
ImmunologyCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
International Health ResearchDeborah Hayes, M.S.
Liver: Basic and Preclinical ResearchLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Liver: Clinical ResearchLinda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Lung DiseasesCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Mental HealthRichard Nahin, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
MusculoskeletalPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
NeurosciencePartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
NeurodegenerationBarbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
ObesityLinda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
OncologyBarbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
OsteoarthritisPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
OsteopathicPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
OsteoporosisPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
PainPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
PlaceboDeborah Hayes, M.S.
PediatricsLinda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Probiotics: Basic ResearchCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Probiotics: Clinical ResearchLinda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Psychological and Psychiatric SciencesRichard Nahin, Ph.D.
Renal and UrologicalLaura Moen, Ph.D.
Reproductive ScienceSheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
Rheumatoid ArthritisCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Sensory SystemsPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Sleep DisordersBarbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.


By CAM Domains Contact Person
Biologically Based PracticesCarol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Energy MedicinePartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Manipulative and Body-Based PracticesPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Mind-Body MedicineDeborah Hayes, M.S.
Whole Medical Systems: Alaskan and Native AmericanSheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Homeopathy, AyurvedaPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: Traditional Chinese MedicinePartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Whole Medical Systems: NaturopathyLaura Moen, Ph.D.


By Specific Funding Mechanism 1 Contact Person
Academic Research Awards (AREA)Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Career Awards (K)Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Conference Grants (R13 and U13)Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Exploratory/Developmental (R21 — basic and preclinical)Amanda Trayer, M.S.
Exploratory/Developmental (R21 - clinical)April Bower, R.N., M.S.
Fellowships and Training Grants (F and T)Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Loan Repayment ProgramPartap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Small Business Research (SBIR and STTR)Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.

1 For descriptions of all award mechanisms, see Types of Grants and Contracts.


By Contact Person

April Bower, R.N., M.S.
E-mail: bowera@mail.nih.gov

Sheila Caldwell, Ph.D.
E-mail: caldwells@mail.nih.gov

Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
E-mail: duffyl@mail.nih.gov

Deborah Hayes, M.S.
E-mail: dhayes@mail.nih.gov

Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
E-mail: khalsap@mail.nih.gov

Laura Moen, Ph.D.
E-mail: moenl@mail.nih.gov

Richard Nahin, Ph.D.
E-mail: nahinr@mail.nih.gov

Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
E-mail: pontzerc@mail.nih.gov

Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
E-mail: sorkinb@mail.nih.gov

Amanda Trayer, M.S.
E-mail: atrayer@mail.nih.gov