James Joins NIMHD
Dr. Regina Smith James has joined NIMHD as a medical officer. She will serve as director of clinical and health services research in the Division of Scientific Programs. Her appointment will strengthen this direction of NIMHD’s funding research, which will emphasize projects on minority health and health disparities in clinical settings, health services research and patient-clinician communication. James has also been the lead NIMHD representative in planning meetings for the Precision Medicine Initiative.
She has previously served as director of the Office of Health Equity at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a program director at the National Institute of Mental Health and a clinical fellow in the Division of Intramural Research Programs at NIMH, where she conducted clinical trials on safety and efficacy of stimulant medications in children and adolescents. Her research interests include understanding and addressing how individual and population-level determinants affect health status, access and quality of health care across the lifespan.