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Contact the Center for Global Health

US Office 

Center for Global Health 
National Cancer Institute 
9609 Medical Center Drive 
Rockville, MD 20892-9760 

Phone: 1-240-276-5810 
Fax: 1-240-276-5820 

Center for Global Health Staff 

The Center for Global Health is a collaborative team of over 40 cancer researchers, scientists, and communication experts. 


Dr. Satish Gopal

Satish Gopal, M.D., MPH
Director, NCI Center for Global Health
View Dr. Gopal's bio.

headshot of Dr. Patti Gravitt

Patti Gravitt, Ph.D., M.S.
Deputy Director, NCI Center for Global Health
View Dr. Gravitt's bio.


James Alaro, Ph.D.
Program Director
(Disparities, Training, and Research Contracts)

Matthew Brown, Ph.D., M.P.S.
International Program Officer
(International Partnerships, China)

Ann Chao, Ph.D., M.S., MPH
Health Science Administrator
(WHO, Surveillance Research, and Epidemiology)

Mishka Kohli Cira, MPH
Public Health Advisor

Anita Das, MBBS, MPH
Contractor, Project Manager V
(Cancer Control and Program Support)

Brian Davis, M.H.A.
Program Analyst

Kalina Duncan, DrPH(c), MPH
Branch Chief
(Research Program Evaluation/Analyses, Cancer Control and Global Tobacco Control) 

Linsey Eldridge

Linsey Eldridge
Public Health Analyst
(Epidemiology, Health Disparities, and Evaluation)

Erinma Elibe
Cancer Research Training Fellow

Rebecca Erickson, MPH
Communications Fellow

Taylor Estes, MPH
Cancer Research Training Fellow

Allison Frank
Cancer Research Training Fellow

Elise Garton MSc
Presidential Management Fellow

Nina Ghanem, M.Ed.
Communications Director

Susan Giuliani
Program Analyst
(Communications and International Visiting Delegations)

Karen Grady
Contractor, Operations Coordinator

Terri Harshman
Program Analyst
(Executive and Administrative Support)

Marianne Henderson, M.S., C.P.C.
Research Projects Officer
(Research Contracts and Biobank Capacity Building)

Catherine Hidalgo
Grants and Budget Officer
(Evaluation and Grant Administration)

Fatou Jallow, Ph.D.
Health Specialist

Cathy Muha, R.N., M.S.N.
Branch Chief
(Cancer Control and Oncology Nursing)

Mark Parascandola, Ph.D., MPH
Branch Chief
(Epidemiology, Behavioral Research, and Tobacco Control)

Paul Pearlman, Ph.D.
Program Director
Lead, Global Health Technology
(Cancer Technologies, Medical Imaging, and Bilateral Programs)

Laura Prakash, MPH
Contractor, Scientific Data Analyst II

Douglas Puricelli Perin, MPH, JD
Contractor, Project Manager V

Marie Ricciardone, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator

Alejandro Salicrup, Ph.D. M.S.
International Program Officer

Stacey Saunders
Contractor, Operations Coordinator

Yelena Shnayder, M.S.
Public Health Analyst

Headshot of Sudha Sivram

Sudha Sivaram, Dr.PH, MPH
Program Director
(Implementation Science, Epidemiology, Social Science, and Cancer Training)

Headshot of Dr. Vidya Vedham
Vidya Vedham, Ph.D.
Program Director (mHealth, Infections, and Cancer Training)


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