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

Portrait of Roxanne Brew

Roxanne Brew

Portrait of Kalina Duncan

Kalina Duncan

Portrait of John Flanigan

John Flanigan

Portrait of Susan Giuliani

Susan Giuliani

Portrait of Karen Grady

Karen Grady

Portrait of David Greenfield

David Greenfield

Portrait of Michael Gwede

Michael Gwede

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 Hedieh Mehrtash

Hedieh Mehrtash

Portrait of Diana Mendoza-Cervantes

Diana Mendoza-Cervantes

Portrait of Sophia Michaelson

Sophia Michaelson

Portrait of Camille Morgan

Camille Morgan

Portrait of Cathy Muha

Cathy Muha

Portrait of Isabel Otero

Isabel Otero

Portrait of Mark Parascandola

Mark Parascandola

Portrait of Deirdre Parker

Deirdre Parker

Portrait of Paul Pearlman

Paul Pearlman

Portrait of Douglas Puricelli Perin

Douglas Puricelli Perin

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 Susan Shurin

Susan Shurin

Portrait of Shannon Silkensen

Shannon Silkensen

Portrait of Sudha Sivaram

Sudha Sivaram

Portrait of Vanessa Sutton

Vanessa Sutton

Portrait of Vidya Vedham

Vidya Vedham

Portrait of Jacqueline Vega

Jacqueline Vega

Portrait of Jack Welch

Jack Welch

Portrait of Makeda Williams

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.
Portrait of Ann Chao

Ann Chao

Portrait of Silvina Frech

Silvina Frech

Portrait of Preetha Rajaraman

Preetha Rajaraman

  • Updated: January 30, 2017