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
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.)

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

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 of Clinical and Translational Research
Max Morehouse Chair of Cancer Research
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

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. (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 Project
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)
Executive Associate Dean
Texas A&M University
College of Medicine
Bryan, 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.

Ad Hoc Members

Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D. (2025)*
Foundering Director
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Annica M. Wayman, Ph.D. (2025)*
Associate Dean, Shady Grove Affairs
National and Mathematical Sciences
Universities of Shady Grove
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Rockville, Maryland

Ex Officio Members

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

National Institutes of Health
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Performing the Duties of the NIH Director
Bethesda, Maryland