CGH Staff

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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

Portrait of Lisa Stevens

Lisa Stevens
Deputy Director of Planning & Operations

Portrait of Thomas Gross

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.

Portrait of Balkissa Abdoulaye

Balkissa Abdoulaye

Portrait of Rachel Abudu

Rachel Abudu (Contractor)

Portrait of James Alaro

James Alaro

Portrait of Roxanne Brew

Roxanne Brew

Portrait of Mishka Cira

Mishka Cira (Consultant)

Portrait of Kalina Duncan

Kalina Duncan

Portrait of John Flanigan

John Flanigan

Portrait of Ankur Garg

Ankur Garg

Portrait of Susan Giuliani

Susan Giuliani

Portrait of Karen Grady

Karen Grady (Contractor)

Portrait of Terri Harshman

Terri Harshman

Portrait of Marianne Henderson

Marianne Henderson

Portrait of Catherine Hidalgo

Catherine Hidalgo

Portrait of Brenda Kostelecky

Brenda Kostelecky

Portrait of Tiffany Mahaney

Tiffany Mahaney (Contractor)

Portrait of Hedieh Mehrtash

Hedieh Mehrtash (Consultant)

Portrait of Cathy Muha

Cathy Muha

Portrait of Amara Ndumele

Amara Ndumele

Portrait of Isabel Otero

Isabel Otero

Portrait of Mark Parascandola

Mark Parascandola

Portrait of Paul Pearlman

Paul Pearlman

Portrait of Laura Prakash

Laura Prakash

Portrait of Marie Ricciardone

Marie Ricciardone

Portrait of Rhonda Robinson

Rhonda Robinson

Portrait of Luis Salicrup

Luis Salicrup

Portrait of Yelena Shnayder

Yelena Shnayder

Portrait of Shannon Silkensen

Shannon Silkensen

Portrait of Sudha Sivaram

Sudha Sivaram

Portrait of Susan Giuliani

Anne Smogur-Saldivar

Portrait of Vidya Vedham

Vidya Vedham

Portrait of Jacqueline Vega

Jacqueline Vega (Contractor)

Portrait of Amanda Vogel

Amanda Vogel (Contractor)

Offsite Staff

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

Portrait of Sophia Michaelson

Sophia Michaelson

Portrait of Douglas Puricelli Perin

Douglas Puricelli Perin (Consultant)

Portrait of Susan Shurin

Susan Shurin (Consultant)

Portrait of Jack Welch

Jack Welch

  • Updated: November 30, 2017