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We are a collaborative team of over 40 cancer researchers, scientists, and communication experts.


Portrait of Ted Trimble

Edward Trimble, M.D., M.P.H., Director, NCI Center for Global Health

In September, 2011 NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus appointed Dr. Trimble director of the NCI’s new Center for Global Health. Between 1991 and 2011, Dr. Trimble was head of NCI’s Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics where he spearheaded the development of national and international cancer research strategy for the treatment of cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancers. During that time, he was also Head of NCI's Quality of Cancer Care Therapeutics, Clinical Investigation Branch, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. He led the planning committees for NIH Consensus Conferences on ovarian and cervical cancers and also drafted and coordinated NCI Clinical Announcements regarding chemoradiation for cervical cancer in 1999 and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in 2008.

Dr. Trimble graduated from Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine, then trained in obstetrics/gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medicine Center, public health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received two Public Health Service Commendation Medals, six NIH Merit Awards, and the NCI Director’s Gold Star Award for his work at NCI.

Download a PDF of Dr. Trimble's bio

Lisa Stevens
Deputy Director of Planning & Operations

Thomas Gross
Deputy Director of Science

U.S.-Based Staff

The primary mission of the CGH U.S.-based staff is to facilitate global cancer research collaborations between international researchers and organizations and the NCI. The majority of CGH staff are based out of our office in Rockville, MD, at 9609 Medical Center Drive.

Balkissa Abdoulaye

Rachel Abudu

Roxanne Brew

Kalina Duncan

John Flanigan

Susan Giuliani

Karen Grady

David Greenfield

Michael Gwede

Terri Harshman

Marianne Henderson

Catherine Hidalgo

Brenda Kostelecky

Hedieh Mehrtash

Diana Mendoza-Cervantes

Sophia Michaelson

Camille Morgan

Cathy Muha

Isabel Otero

Mark Parascandola

Deirdre Parker

Paul Pearlman

Douglas Puricelli Perin

Marie Ricciardone

Rhonda Robinson

Luis Salicrup

Yelena Shnayder

Susan Shurin

Shannon Silkensen

Sudha Sivaram

Vanessa Sutton

Vidya Vedham

Jacqueline Vega

Jack Welch

Makeda Williams

Offsite Staff

To allow for close coordination and collaboration with partners and foreign organizations, CGH leverages three offices abroad with staff who focus on Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

  • Beijing, China: Serves as a bridge between NCI resources, experts, networks, cancer researchers, and public health professionals in cancer prevention and control in East Asia.
  • Delhi, India: Focuses on building partnerships to strengthen cancer research capacity and networks in the region.
  • Brussels, Belgium: Coordinates collaborations with a range of European and international partners to promote cancer research and control in Europe and elsewhere.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Supports efforts in cancer research, research networks, and cancer control throughout Latin America.

Ann Chao

Silvina Frech

Preetha Rajaraman

  • Updated: January 30, 2017