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Division of Extramural Research Program Directors

You may find it helpful to discuss your proposed research with a staff member prior to submitting a grant application. Each program staff member is responsible for coordinating different scientific research portfolios.

On this page, program staff are listed:

Please contact only one program staff member.

By Scientific Areas

Mind and Body Approaches Contact Person(s)
Acupuncture Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Hypnosis Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Manual Therapies Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Meditation Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Movement Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Other Body Therapies Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
Natural Products Contact Person(s)
Ethnomedicine Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Herbal/Botanicals Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Probiotics/Prebiotics/Microbiome Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Vitamins and Minerals and Other Supplements Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
Carol Pontzer, Ph.D.
Other Areas Contact Person(s)
Healthy Lifestyle and Behaviors Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Multimodal Interventions Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.


By Specific Funding Mechanism1

Funding Mechanism Contact Person(s)
Conference Grants (R13) John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Supplements (Diversity, Re-entry) John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Small Business John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
Training and Career (Loan Repayment, F, K, and T) John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

1 For descriptions of all award mechanisms, see Types of Grants and Contracts.

Still have a Question? Contact the Division of Extramural Research