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Council Roster

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.      
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences      
National Institutes of Health      
Bethesda, Maryland

Executive Secretary      
Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.      
Division of Extramural Activities      
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences      
National Institutes of Health      
Bethesda, Maryland

Council Members

*Pending appointment

(Terms end 10/31 of designated year, unless otherwise noted.)

Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D. (2025)      
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Founding Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Director, Community Engagement Program, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Paul A. Harris, Ph.D. (2024)      
Director, Office of Research Informatics
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Engineering
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research          
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Annie M. Kennedy, B.S. (2024)      
Chief of Policy, Advocacy and Patient Engagement
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
Washington, D.C.

Matthias Kretzler, M.D. (4/2024)      
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics          
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kelly Marie McVearry, Ph.D., Ed.M. (2024)      
Chief Executive Officer
The Hypatia Project
Reston, Virginia

Robin J. Mermelstein, Ph.D. (2025)      
Co-Director, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science 
Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Keith J. Mueller, Ph.D. (2024)      
Gerhard Hartman Professor and Department Head
Department of Health Management and Policy
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Paula K. Shireman, M.D., M.B.A. (2024)      
Executive Associate Dean
College of Medicine
Texas A&M University
Bryan, Texas

Marshall L. Summar, M.D. (4/2024)      
Chief Executive Officer
Uncommon Cures, LLC
Washington, D.C.

Annica M. Wayman, Ph.D. (2025)      
Associate Dean, Shady Grove Affairs
Professor of the Practice, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Rockville, Maryland

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services      
Xavier Becerra, J.D.      
Washington, D.C.

National Institutes of Health      
Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D.      
Bethesda, Maryland