Scientific Leadership Committee

Voting Members

Ellen Chadwick, MD

SLC Chair

PHACS Co-Principal Investigator 

Co-Director, Scientific Administrative Core

Co-Chair, SMARTT Protocol

Co-Chair, Maternal Exposures Working Group

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Paige Williams, PhD

SLC Vice Chair

PHACS Contact Principal Investigator


Co-Chair, SMARTT Protocol
  
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, DrPH

PHACS Co-Principal Investigator

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Jennifer Jao, MD, MPH

PHACS Co-Principal Investigator

Co-Chair, Nutrition-Growth-Metabolism Working Group 

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Engi F. Attia, MD, MPH

Co-Chair, Cardiopulmonary Working Group

University of Washington 

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Claire Berman, MS

Director, Health Education and Community Core (HECC)

Liaison, PHACS Young Adult Community Advisory Board 

Liaison, HECC Community Task Force

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Sean Brummel, PhD

Co-ChairGenomics Task Force

Co-DirectorEpidemiological and Statistical Methods Core

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

Co-Chair, Clinical Investigator Group 

Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School 

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Mariana Gerschenson, PhD

Subject Matter Expert: Mitochondrial

John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa 

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Denise Jacobson, PhD, MPH

Co-Chair, COVID-19 Task Force 

Co-Chair, Nutrition-Growth-Metabolism Working Group

Co-Chair, Publications Committee

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Deborah Kacanek, ScD

Co-Chair, HOPE Protocol

Co-Chair, Maternal Exposures Working Group

Co-Chair, Women's Health Working Group

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Carmen Marsit, PhD

Subject Matter Expert: Epigenetics 

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
 

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Barbara Moscicki, MD

Chair, Site Evaluation Subcommittee

Co-ChairAdolescent and Young Adult Working Group

Co-Chair, Oral Health Task Force

University of California Los Angeles

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Janna B. Oetting, PhD, CCC-SLP

Subject Matter Expert: Language

Louisiana State University

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Kunjal Patel, DSc, MPH

Co-Director, Epidemiological and Statistical Methods Core 

Co-Chair, Complications Working Group

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Kathleen Powis, MD, MPH, MBA

Co-Chair, HOPE Protocol

Co-Chair, Women's Health Working Group

Harvard Medical School 
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Murli Purswani, MD

Co-Chair, Clinical Investigator Group

Co-Chair, Publications Committee

BronxCare Health System

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Kimbrae Sanders

Kimbrae Sanders

Chair, PHACS Community Advisory Board

Member, HECC Community Task Force

Baylor University School of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital 

Renee Smith, PhD

Co-ChairNeurodevelopmental and Neurology Working Group

Norwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Stephen Spector, MD

Subject Matter Expert: Genomics

Co-Chair, Genomics Task Force 

University of California
San Diego School of Medicine & Rady Children’s Hospital

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Kathy Tassiopoulos, DSc, MPH

Co-Chair, AMP Up Series Protocol

Co-Chair, Adolescent and Young Adult Health Behaviors Working Group

Co-Chair, Neurodevelopmental and Neurology Working Group

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

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Peter Torre III, PhD, MS

Co-Chair, Hearing and Language Task Force

San Diego State University

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Elaine Urbina, MD, MS

Subject Matter Expert: Cardiology

Director, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Institute

Professor, University of Cincinnatti Department of Pediatrics

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Russell Van Dyke, MD

Co-Chair, AMP Up Series Protocol

Co-Chair, Complications Working Group 

Tulane University School of Medicine

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Lei Wang, PhD

Co-Chair, TERBO BRAIN Protocol

The Ohio State University School of Medicine

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Tzy-Jyun Yao, PhD

Co-Chair, Hearing and Language Task Force

Co-Chair, Oral Health Task Force

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Lynn Yee, MD, MPH

Subject Matter Expert: Obstetrics

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

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Non-Voting Members

Nahida Chaktoura, MD

Medical Officer

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Ayesha Christmas

Ayesha Christmas

PHACS Program Assistant

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Alex DiPerna

Alex DiPerna

Project Manager, PHACS Data Management Center

Frontier Science

Howard Hoffman, MA

Director, Epidemiology and Statistics Program

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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Sharon Hwang, MSPH

Sharon Hwang, MSPH

PHACS Program Coordinator

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hiroko Iida, DDS, MPH

Director, HIV/AIDS & Oral Health Research Program

Acting Director, Oral Health Disparities & Inequities Research Program

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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Bill Kapogiannis, MD

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Sonia Lee, PhD

Acting Chief, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

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Nancy Liu, MPH

Nancy Liu, MPH

Protocol Specialist

Westat, Inc.

Molly Lyons, BSM

PHACS Manager of Finance 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Program Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group

National Cancer Institute

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Liz Salomon, EdM

PHACS Program Director

Project Director, Data Resources Core and Scientific Administrative Core

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Sue Siminski, MS, MBA

Director, PHACS Data Management Center 

Frontier Science

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Tracy Wolbach

PHACS Westat Project Director

Westat, Inc.

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