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Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review

Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D., is a scientific review officer with the Office of Scientific Review at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). In this capacity, she organizes special emphasis panels for applications submitted in response to funding opportunity announcements led by NCCIH. 

Previously, she served as a scientific program manager for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study in the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Before joining the National Institutes of Health, Dr. McKlveen served as a Department of Defense contractor supporting the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs as a science officer and the Joint Program Committee-1/Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program as a technology transfer specialist and assistant portfolio manager. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Cincinnati, where she studied the role of prefrontal glucocorticoid receptors in synaptic, neuroendocrine, and behavioral stress adaptation. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which focused on the impact of binge-like alcohol consumption on synaptic plasticity and behavior in rodent models.