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Contacts for Research Training and Career Development Programs

We encourage inquiries from prospective applicants. To identify the likely program officer to contact with your training-related inquiry, please identify: 1) the NIMH division that provides the best fit for your proposed research, and 2) the kind of funding opportunity that is of interest to you.


Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)

Office of Research Training and Career Development

For general inquiries, please email dnbbstrainingbranch@mail.nih.gov

DNBBS Training Contacts:
Ashlee Van’t Veer, Ph.D. (301) 443-3107
Jamie Driscoll, B.A. (301) 443-5288
Cathleen Hsu, M.S. (301) 443-2037
Nicole North, MPH (301) 443-3564
Courtney Pinard, Ph.D. (301) 451-8306


Division of Translational Research (DTR)

Research Training and Career Development Program

For general inquiries, please email DTRtrainingoffice@nih.gov.

DTR Training Contacts:
Mark Chavez, Ph.D. (301) 443-8942
Anita Bechtholt, Ph.D. (301) 443-1425
Taylor Gordon, M.P.H. (301) 827-0459 
Ashley Smith, Ph.D. (301) 496-4406


Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Office of Research Training and Career Development

DSIR Training Contact:
Belinda Sims, Ph.D. (301) 435-7155


Division of AIDS Research (DAR)

Training, Fellowship, and Health Disparities Programs

DAR Training Contact:
Susannah Allison, Ph.D. (240) 627-3861


Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR)

CGMHR Training Contact:
Susannah Allison, Ph.D. (240) 627-3861


Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity (ODWD)

ODWD Training Contact:
Ishmael Amarreh, Ph.D. (301) 451-5132