Council Roster

Chairperson
Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.

Acting Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Executive Secretary
Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
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.)       

Paul A. Harris, Ph.D. (2024)
Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Christina M. Hartman, M.P.H. (2024)*
Senior Director of Advocacy
The Assistance Fund
Washington, D.C.

Theodore R. Holman, Ph.D. (2022)
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

Rebecca D. Jackson, M.D. (2024)*
Professor and Associate Dean
Center for Clinical and Translational Science
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

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

Matthias Kretzler, M.D. (2023)
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Internal
Medicine/Nephrology and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Andrew W. Lo, Ph.D. (2022)
Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

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

Rajesh Ranganathan, Ph.D. (2024)*
Vice President Partnership and Portfolio Strategy
SunPharma Advanced Research Company, Ltd.
Princeton, New Jersey

Paula K. Shireman, M.D., M.B.A. (2024)
Professor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Marshall L. Summar, M.D. (2023)
Director, Rare Disease Institute
Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Margaret O’Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

George Vradenburg, J.D. (2024)*
Co-Founder and Chair
US Against Alzheimer's
Washington, DC

Ex Officio Members

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

National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Bethesda, Maryland

Department of Defense
James B. Petro, Ph.D. M.S.S.I.
Director
Human Systems Directorate
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia

Department of Veterans Affairs
Rachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D.
Chief Research and Development Officer
Office of Research and Development
Washington, D.C.