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NIH Contacts

A number of NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) have an interest in the potential therapeutic properties of cannabis, cannabinoids, and related compounds. See Specific Research Interests section for more information. The following are program officers overseeing these interests at specific ICOs. 

IC AcronymDivision/BranchProgram Staff NameEmail
NCATSClinical InnovationYolanda 
NCCIHBasic and Mechanistic ResearchPatrick 
NCCIHClinical ResearchSekai 
NCICancer Control and Population SciencesGary 
NEIGlaucoma ResearchEllen 
NHLBIAirway Biology and DiseaseLisa 
NIAGeriatrics and Clinical GerontologyBasil 
NIAAA Neuroscience and BehaviorQi-Ying 
NIDAClinical ResearchAidan 
NIDAEpidemiology ResearchHeather 
NIDAIntegrative NeuroscienceYu (Woody) 
NIDCR Clinical Research and EpidemiologyLorena 
NIDCRNeuroscience of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular DisordersMelissa 
NIGMS Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological ChemistryZuzana 
NIMHSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Margaret 
NINDSTranslational ResearchSmriti 
ORWHWomen’s HealthShilpa