NIMHD Welcomes Three New Staffers
The Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation and Scientific Policy at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has added three staffers.
Dr. Steve Newell works as a health scientist. He assists in coordinating trans-NIH activities, preparing reports to Congress and planning strategic priorities and policies.
Prior to joining NIH, Newell served as a science and technology policy fellow on behalf of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Barbara Wojciechowski has joined the office as a statistician. She will be contributing to data analysis, data management, data mining, evaluation and assessments.
Before joining NIH, she served as a statistician for the Veterans Administration’s Health Equities and Rural Outcomes Center of Innovation at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC in Charleston, S.C.
Wojciechowski holds an M.A. in mathematics with an emphasis on statistics from the University of West Florida and an M.S. in biomedical sciences with an emphasis on epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a grandmother of two baby girls and loves to crochet in her free time.
Dr. Carole Christian works as a health science administrator. She comes to NIMHD from the Office of Portfolio Analysis in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives and has been with NIH for 9 years. In addition to performing portfolio analyses, she founded and co-chaired the portfolio analysis interest group and initiated the OPA blog. Christian also planned and implemented symposia and workshops for OPA.
Prior to NIH, she worked at the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs as a science officer. Christian received her Ph.D. in virology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.