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NCCIH Division of Extramural Research (DER) Program Staff

Program Staff Listed By Scientific Areas

Mind and Body ApproachesContact Person(s)
Basic and MechanisticClinical
AcupunctureAlex H. Tuttle, Ph.D.  
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D.
HypnosisErin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D.
Manual TherapiesAlex H. Tuttle, Ph.D.Pete Murray, Ph.D.
MeditationErin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D.
MovementInna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
Music and ArtWen G. Chen, Ph.D.Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H.
Other Body TherapiesAlex H. Tuttle, Ph.D.  
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Pete Murray, Ph.D.
Natural ProductsContact Person(s)
Basic and MechanisticClinical
EthnomedicinePatrick Still, Ph.D.Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Herbal/BotanicalsPatrick Still, Ph.D.Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H.
Probiotics/Prebiotics/MicrobiomeHye-Sook Kim, Ph.D.Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vitamins and Minerals and Other SupplementsPatrick Still, Ph.D.Sekai Chideya, M.D.
Other AreasContact Person(s)
Basic and MechanisticClinical
Healthy Lifestyle and BehaviorsErin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.  
Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D.
Multimodal InterventionsEmrin Horgusluoglu, Ph.D.  
Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.  
Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D.
Military and Veteran StudiesAlex H. Tuttle, Ph.D.Pete Murray, Ph.D.
Health Disparities Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H.  
Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D.
Prevention ResearchErin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.  
Hye-Sook Kim, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D.

Program Staff Listed By Specific Funding Mechanism

Funding MechanismContact Person(s)
Conference Grants (R13)Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.
Supplements (Diversity, Re-entry)Sara Rue, M.P.H.
Small BusinessEmrin Horgusluoglu, Ph.D.
Career Development Awards (K's)Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
Loan Repayment ProgramLanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
Training and Career (F's and T's)Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.
Research Program Projects (P01)Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Check the webpage for up-to-date information when you are thinking about applying. Program portfolio assignments may change over time (

If you have a specific funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in mind, you can also check the “Scientific/Research Contact(s)” listed at the end of the FOA for contact information of the NCCIH program director who is taking the lead on applications for that FOA.

If you are unsure whom to contact, email the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health DER Inquiries mailbox at, and we will direct you from there. 

Include the following information in an initial email to either a specific program director or the NCCIH DER Inquiries mailbox:

  • If known, the FOA(s) you are interested in—please include the complete FOA number (e.g., PA-20-190, K01)
  • A brief description of your proposed research and why you are interested in the FOA(s) selected and/or assignment to NCCIH 
  • Any specific questions you want to address
  • Attach your draft specific aims (one page)

Reach out to program staff well in advance of the application due date (at least 2 to 3 months)!