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Scientific Management

The Women’s Interagency HIV Study has a number of scientific and operational working groups (WG) dedicated to advancing the science and monitoring operations of the study. WGs focus on key expertise specific areas and contribute to the design of study concepts, protocols, data collection instruments, and manuscripts, as needed. WG chairs participate on Executive Committee conference calls.

WIHS Scientific Working Groups

  • Aging – Assesses biological and psychosocial aging in the WIHS, as well as the interaction of aging and sexual health. Initiates aging assessments in the WIHS cohort to answer key questions related to aging among women with HIV.
  • Behavior and Substance Use – Provides guidance into research utilizing psychosocial and behavioral aims, including drug use, ARV adherence, depression and other psychological diagnoses, quality of life, and sexual behavior.
  • Cancer/Pathology – Specializes in invasive cancers, including lung, lymphoma, breast, and cervical, as well as general cancer risks to HIV-infected and at-risk women. Oversees collection of biopsied cervical, vulvar and vaginal tissue, which is donated to the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) for use by investigators (WIHS and non-WIHS) doing cancer research.
  • Cardiovascular (CVD) – Specializes in invasive cancers, including lung, lymphoma, breast, and cervical, as well as general cancer risks to HIV-infected and at-risk women. Oversees collection of biopsied cervical, vulvar and vaginal tissue, which is donated to the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) for use by investigators (WIHS and non-WIHS) doing cancer research.
  • Epidemiology – Assures the provision of consistent, high-quality outcome and predictor data; including development and refinement of core descriptions of cohort characteristics, clinical phenotypes and key clinical predictor and outcome variables, and orchestration of study protocol revisions and data collection instruments in response to critical evaluation of the changing needs of the study. Implements a study-wide QA program that integrates expertise in optimal data collection strategies, data management, study coordination, site monitoring, and statistical methodology. Defines trends in and predictors of important HIV-related outcomes, including use of therapy, mortality and AIDS-defining illnesses. Consists of clinicians, epidemiologists, analysts, abstractors and coordinating staff.
  • Female Genital Tract / Pathogenesis – Evaluates immunologic, virologic and pharmacologic parameters in the female genital track. In addition, researches topics related to antiretroviral use and exposure, including immunologic function and reconstitution, and virologic control of HIV.
  • Genomics – Leads the WIHS in genetic research for a variety of scientific areas, such as cardiovascular, metabolics, neurocognition, etc. Determines and tracks genetic study consent status for all WIHS participants. Established and oversees the WIHS DNA Biorepository.
  • Gynecology – Coordinates studies assessing the effect of menopause. Evaluates the effect of effective contraception.
  • Hepatitis/Liver – Assesses the role liver disease plays in HIV infection, particularly the effects of hepatitis B and C as co-infections.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – Specializes in cervical, oral and anal HPV infection and disease. Monitors progress of HPV-related R01s in the WIHS and shares results.
  • Metabolic – Assesses factors that relate to and affect metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease in populations of HIV-infected women and the population at large. Performs research related to issues of hyperlipidemia, lipodystrophy and insulin/glucose disorders.
  • Neurocognition – Assesses the interaction between aging and HIV/AIDS on neurocognition and physical functioning.
  • Oral Health – Description forthcoming.
  • Pharmacology – Compares antiretroviral concentrations in hair, plasma, cervical and vaginal tissue, as well as cervicovaginal fluid to assess rates of HIV viral persistence in the female genital tract. Analyzes hair concentrations of antiretrovirals and contributors to key HIV-related outcomes.
  • Pregnancy – Assesses the association of pregnancy outcomes with maternal health markers and studies the interaction between mental health and substance abuse with pregnancy outcomes, maternal health markers, immunologic and virologic response to HAART, and quality of life/post-partum mental health/functional status.
  • Renal – Description forthcoming.

WIHS Operational Working Groups

  • Data Management – Oversees all aspects of data collection and editing, ensuring that data collection standards are upheld across all sites. Typical discussion topics include data freezes and edits, summary file updates, central data transfers, and Apollo reports.
  • Laboratory/Specimen – Oversees all aspects of the WIHS laboratory and specimen collection protocol. Reviews optimal collection methods, processing and storage of specimens. Makes decisions regarding choice of central or local laboratories for different testing protocols. Identifies problems with incoming shipments to the central WIHS repository (e.g., discrepancies, commitment rates). Reviews concept sheets proposing to use specimens from the WIHS repositories. Oversees laboratory QA activities in the WIHS.
  • Project Directors – Discusses operational aspects of the WIHS, such as form and protocol revisions, substudy feasibility and implementation, registry match status, budgets, certification and quality assurance, and the activities of the scientific research groups and their impact on clinical operations.
  • WIHS Specimen Allocation Committee (WSAC) – Reviews all specimen requests for “VIP” specimens, to consist of specimens in the following categories: HIV seroconverters; elite controllers; long-term non-progressors (LTNP); pre-HAART deaths (i.e., women who died during WIHS-I with > 2 years follow-up); antiretroviral-naïve HAART initiators; and women with incident cancer diagnoses. Determines whether or not specific specimens that meet one or more of the VIP criteria may be released to investigators conducting research.

Aging Working Group

Chair – Deborah Gustafson, Brooklyn
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Kathryn Anastos, Bronx
Nancie Archin, UNC
Steven Austad, UAB-MS
Mardge Cohen, Chicago
Terra Fatukasi, UNC
Margaret Fischl, Miami
Michelle Floris-Moore, UNC
Sonya Heath, UAB-MS
Susan Holman, Brooklyn
Marcia Holstad, Atlanta
Lucy Hsu, NHLBI
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Mark Kuniholm, Bronx
Alan Landay, Chicago
Michelle Lopez, Brooklyn
Rosemary McKaig, NIAID
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Linda Nix, San Francisco
Igho Ofotokun, Atlanta
Michael Plankey, District of Columbia
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Kevin Robertson, UNC
Anna, Rubtsova, Atlanta
Michael Saag, UAB-MS
Anjali Sharma, Bronx
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Denise Smith, District of Columbia
Tonya Taylor, Brooklyn
Phyllis Tien, San Francisco
Elizabeth Vasquez, Collaborator
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Neale Weitzmann, Atlanta
Carolyn Williams, NIAID
Gina Wingood, Atlanta 
Michael Yin, Bronx

Behavior and Substance Use Working Group

Chair – Mardge Cohen, Chicago
Co-chair – Janet Turan, UAB-MS 
Adebola Adedimeji, Collaborator
Ada Adimora, UNC
Carl Auerbach, Collaborator
Leslie Brody, Collaborator
Jeannette Carter, NCAB
Julie Cederbaum, Los Angeles
Jennifer Cohen, San Francisco
Deborah Colosi, NIMH
Judith Cook, Chicago
Robert Cook, Miami
Ralph DiClemente, Atlanta
Amber D’Souza, WDMAC
Daniel Feaster, Miami
Paula Frew, Atlanta
C Ann Gakumo, UAB-MS
Elizabeth Golub, WDMAC
Lakshmi Goparaju, District of Columbia
Chris Gordon, NIMH
Gregory Greenwood, NIMH
Demarc Hickson, UAB-MS
Marcia Holstadt, Atlanta
Richard Jenkins, NIDA
Mallory Johnson, San Francisco
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, UAB-MS
Elizabeth Keifer, Bronx
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Denise Krause, UAB-MS
Stephanie Lanza, Collaborator
Sabriya Linton, Atlanta
Dan Merenstein, District of Columbia
Lisa Metsch, Miami
Joel Milam, Los Angeles
Kartika Palar, San Fransisco
Carrigan Parish, Miami
Aadia Rana, UAB-MS
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Colleen Redding, Chicago
Kristina Rehm, UAB-MS
Michael Relf, UNC
Leah Rubin, WDMAC
Anna Rubtsova, Atlanta
Rebecca Schwartz, Brooklyn
Pam Steigman, Chicago
Tonya Taylor, Brooklyn
Bulent Turan, UAB-MS
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Atlanta
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Sheri Weiser, San Francisco
Eryka Wentz, WDMAC
Tracey Wilson, Brooklyn
Gina Wingood, Atlanta

Cancer / Pathology Working Group

Chair – Nancy Hessol, San Francisco
Co-chair – Chia-Ching Jackie Wang, San Francisco
Co-chair- Minh Nguyen, Atlanta

Chad Achenbach, Chicago
Mary Ballestas, UAB-MS
Sanjib Banerjee, UAB-MS
Kishor Bhatia, NIH
Elizabeth Breen, Collaborator
Zenoria Causey, UAB-MS
Louise Chow, UAB-MS
Mardge Cohen, Chicago
Steve Cole, UNC
Teresa Darragh, San Francisco
Dirk Dittmer, UNC
Geraldina Dominguez, NCI
Amber D’Souza, WDMAC
Lisa Flowers, Atlanta
Gina Herring, Atlanta
Chenglong Liu, District of Columbia
Stewart Massad, Chicago
Kate Michel, District of Columbia
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Denise Russo, NICHD
Eric Seaberg, WDMAC
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Sadeep Shrestha, UAB-MS
Sylvia Silver, District of Columbia
Howard Strickler, Bronx
Anil Tulpule, Los Angeles 
Mukesh Verma, NCI
Cuiwei Wang, District of Columbia

Cardiovascular Working Group

Chair – R. Kaplan, Bronx
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Sean Altekruse, NHLBI
Kathryn Anastos, Bronx
Enkhmaa Byambaa, Bronx
Emily Cedarbaum, San Francisco
Jim Chen, Collaborator
Laura Flink, San Francisco
David Hanna, Bronx
Daniel Huck, Bronx
Lucy Hsu, NHLBI
Simin Hua, Bronx
Jorge Kizer, Bronx
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Jason Lazar, Brooklyn
Michael Plankey, District of Columbia
Qibin Qi, Bronx
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Ross Simpson, UNC
Amanda Blair Spence, District of Columbia
Phyllis Tien, San Francisco

Data Management Working Group

Chair – Anna Rubstova, Atlanta
Ilene Brill, UAB-MS
Michelene Brock, UAB-MS
Zenoria Causey, UAB-MS
Likke Chandra, San Francisco
Jennifer Cohen, San Francisco
Andre Edmonds, UNC
Karen Fowler, UAB-MS
Wei Gao, Bronx
Courtney Harris, UAB-MS
Jeanette Harris-Myrick, Brooklyn
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Christina Ludema, UNC
Margaret McDonald, UAB-MS
Venetra McKinney, UAB-MS
Ralph Morack, Chicago
Maria Pyra, Chicago
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Lisa Rohn, Miami
Cynthia Rowe, District of Columbia
Denise Russo, NICHD
Karen Savage, UAB-MS
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Gayle Springer, WDMAC 
Cuiwei Wang, District of Columbia

Epidemiology Working Group

Chair – Ada Adimora, UNC 
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Kathryn Anastos, Bronx
Taryn Aulicino, Brooklyn
Nadya Belenky, UNC
Mardge Cohen, Chicago
Steve Cole, UNC
Thomas Dobbs, UAB-MS
Andrew Edmonds, UNC
Michael Foster, UAB-MS
Karen Fowler, UAB-MS
Audrey French, Chicago
Wei Gao, Bronx
Elizabeth Golub, WDMAC
Neela Goswami, Atlanta
Ruth Greenblatt, San Francisco
Danielle Haley, UNC
Demarc Hickson, UAB-MS
Anna Hotton, Chicago
Lucy Hsu, NIH
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, UAB-MS
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Denise Krause, UAB-MS
Tene Lewis, Atlanta
Chenglong Liu, District of Columbia
Christina Ludema, UNC
Leandro Mena, UAB-MS
Dan Merenstein, District of Columbia
Turner Overton, UAB-MS
Maria Pyra, Chicago
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Denise Russo, NICHD
Eric Seaberg, WDMAC
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Lauryn Taylor, NCAB
Jonathan Todd, UNC
Kristin Wall, Atlanta
Cuiwei Wang, District of Columbia
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Tracey Wilson, Brooklyn

Female Genital Tract / Pathogenesis

Chair – Anandi Sheth, Atlanta
Co-chair – Maria Alcaide, Miami

Co-chair – Nadia Roan, San Francisco
Ada Adimora, UNC
Kathryn Anastos, Bronx
Miriam Aziz, Chicago
Hector Bolivar, Miami
Nahida Chakhtoura, NICHD
Seema Desai, Chicago
Elena Dukhovlinova, UNC
Alan Embry, NIAID
Joe Eron, UNC
Margaret Fischl, Miami
Audrey French, Chicago
Mimi Ghosh, District of Columbia
Linda Giudice, San Francisco
Paul Goepfert, UAB-MS
Deborah Gustafson, Brooklyn
Ruth Greenblatt, San Francisco
Lisa Haddad, Atlanta
Clyde Hart, CDC
Sonya Heath, UAB-MS
Betsy Herold, Bronx
Zdenek Hel, UAB-MS
Smita Iyer, Atlanta
John Kappes, UAB-MS
Angela Kashuba, UNC
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Marla Keller, Bronx
Colleen Kelley, Atlanta
Andrea Kovacs, Collaborator
Olaf Kutsch, UAB-MS
Alan Landay, Chicago
David Margolis, UNC
Jeannie Marrazzo, Collaborator
Gailen Marshall, UAB-MS
Karen McCune, San Francisco
Rosemary McKaig, NIAID
John Meade, UAB-MS
Daniel Merenstein, District of Columbia
Kate Michel, District of Columbia
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Christina Muzny, UAB-MS
Kerry Murphy, Bronx
Julie Nelson, UNC
Christina Ochsenbauer, UAB-MS
Igho Ofotokun, Atlanta
Christopher Pierce, WDMAC
Amara Rama, Atlanta
Jacques Ravel, Collaborator
Khrissy Rehm, UAB-MS
Yolanda Rodriguez, Collaborator
Denise Russo, NICHD
Michael Saag, UAB-MS
Steffanie Sabbaj, UAB-MS
Beverly Sha, Chicago
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Barbara Shacklett, Collaborator
Guido Silvestri, Atlanta
Greg Spear, Chicago
Nicole Stephenson, Bronx
Howard Strickler, Bronx
Ron Swanstrom, UNC
Laura Timares, UAB-MS
Jinbing Zhang, WDMAC

Genomics Working Group

Chair – Bradley Aouizerat, San Francisco
Brahim Aissani, UAB-MS
Kathryn Anastos, Bronx
Gene Brody, Atlanta
Robert Burk, Bronx
Geraldina Dominguez, NCI
Derek Dykxhoorn, Miami
Ruth Greenblatt, San Francisco
Gregory Greenwood, NIMH
Susan Holman, Brooklyn
Molly Hubbard, Los Angeles
Robert Kaplan, Bronx
Roksana Karim, Los Angeles
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Kord Kober, San Francisco
Mark Kuniholm, Bronx
Chenglong Liu, District of Columbia
Wendy Mack, Collaborator
Christa Martin, Atlanta
Jeremy Martinson, Chicago
Kerry Murphy, Bronx
Gretchen Neigh, Atlanta
Leigh Pearce, Los Angeles
Marion Peters, San Francisco
Monika Sarkar, San Francisco
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Sadeep Shrestha, UAB-MS
Sudha Srinivasan, NIAID
Dan Stram, Los Angeles
Howard Strickler, Bronx
Phyllis Tien, San Francisco
David Van Den Berg, Los Angeles
Maria Villacres, Los Angeles
Cuiwei Wang, District of Columbia

Gynecology Working Group

Chair – Lisa Rahangdale, UNC
Maria Alcaide, Miami
Helen Cejtin, Chicago
Christine Colie, District of Columbia
Teresa Darragh, San Francisco
Jodie Dionne-Odom, UAB-MS
Margaret Fischl, Miami
Lisa Flowers, Atlanta
Audrey French, Chicago
Elizabeth Golub, WDMAC
Mimi Ghosh, District of Columbia
Jermaine Gray, UAB-MS
Ruth Greenblatt, San Francisco
Lisa Haddad, Atlanta
Deborah Jones, Miami
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Marla Keller, Bronx
Sue Levin, Bronx
Miguel A. Luna Russo, UAB-MS
Pauline Maki, Chicago
Steward Massad, Chicago
Kate Michel, District of Columbia
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Denise Russo, NICHD
Steffanie Sabbaj, UAB-MS
Rebecca Scherzer, San Francisco
David Seifer, Collaborator
Karen Smith-McCune, San Francisco
Howard Strickler, Bronx
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Tracey Wilson, Brooklyn
Rodney Wright, Bronx

Hepatitis / Liver Working Group

Chair – Audrey French, Chicago
Co-Chair – Marion Peters, San Francisco
Ada Adimora, UNC
Svenja Albrecht, UAB-MS
Hector Bolivar, Miami
Mary Jane Burton, UAB-MS
Robert Cook, Miami
Howard Crystal, Brooklyn
Katherine Davenny, NIDA
Elliot Dehaan, Brooklyn
Marshall Glesby, Bronx
Greg Huhn, Chicago
Andrea Kovacs, Collaborator
Mark Kuniholm, Bronx
Pat Latham, District of Columbia
Yevette Lindsey, District of Columbia
Pauline Maki, Chicago
Lisa Metsch, Miami
Bill Meyer, Quest Diagnostics
Minh Ly Nguyen, Atlanta
Eva Operskalski, Los Angeles
Christine Oramaionwu, UNC
Turner Overton, UAB-MS
Michael Plankey, District of Columbia
Jennifer Price, San Francisco
Denise Russo, NICHD
Monika Sarkar, San Francisco
Yolanda Salcedo, Los Angeles
Eric Seaberg, WDMAC
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Howard Strickler, Bronx
Phyllis Tien, San Francisco
Carolyn Williams, NIAID
Kimberly Workowski, Atlanta

HPV Working Group

Chair – Howard Strickler, Bronx
Kevin Ault, Atlanta
Sanjib Banerjee, UAB-MS
Kenneth Butler, UAB-MS
Helen Cejtin, Chicago
Louise Chow, UAB-MS
Christine Colie, District of Columbia
Dirk Dittmer, UNC
Geraldina Dominguez, NCI
Amber D’Souza, WDMAC
Jimmy Efird, Collaborator
Lisa Flowers, Atlanta
Jermaine Gray, UAB-MS
Gina Herring, Atlanta
Nancy Hessol, San Francisco
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Marla Keller, Bronx
Stewart Massad, Chicago
Leandro Mena, UAB-MS
Kate Michel, District of Columbia
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Casey Morrow, UAB-MS
Joel Palefsky, San Francisco
Lisa Rahangdale, UNC
Elizabeth Reed-Connole, NCI
Denise Russo, NICHD
Lorraine Sanchez-Keeland, Los Angeles
Nilsa Santiago, NCAB
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Sadeep Shrestha, UAB-MS
Mukesh Verma, NCI

Metabolic Working Group

Chair – Neale Weitzmann, Atlanta
Alison Abraham, WDMAC
Oluwatoyin Adeyemi, Chicago
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Kenneth Bulter, UAB-MS
Mardge Cohen, Chicago
Katherine Davenny, NIDA
Michelle Estrella, WDMAC
Michelle Floris-Moore, UNC
Marshall Glesby, Bronx
Deborah Gustafson, Brooklyn
David Hanna, Bronx
Howard Hodis, Collaborator
Don Hoover, Bronx
Lucy Hsu, NIH
Jerry Jing, WDMAC
Robert Kaplan, Bronx
Roksana Karim, Los Angeles
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Lawrence Kingsley, Collaborator
Jason Lazar, Brooklyn
Susanna Levin, Bronx
Yangie Li, Collaborator
Wendy Mack, Collaborator
Bill Meyer, Quest Diagnostics
Casey Morrow, UAB-MS
Igho Ofotokun, Atlanta
Turner Overton, UAB-MS
Michael Plankey, District of Columbia
Qibin Qi, Bronx
Denise Russo, NICHD
Marta Santiago, NCAB
Mike Schneider, WDMAC
Eric Seaberg, WDMAC
Anjali Sharma, Bronx
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Leslee Shaw, Atlanta
Qiuhu Shi, Collaborator
Michael Shlipak, San Francisco
Gary Simon, District of Columbia
Phyllis Tien, San Francisco
Jonathan Todd, UNC
Dan Wang, District of Columbia
Amy Warriner, UAB-MS
Chris Wilcox, District of Columbia
Carolyn Williams, NIAID
Amanda Willig, UAB-MS
Julie Womack, Collaborator
Christina Wyatt, Collaborator
Michael Yin, Bronx

Neurocognition Working Group

Chair – David Vance, UAB-MS
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Albert Anderson, Atlanta
Pim Brouwers, NIH
Kenneth Butler, UAB-MS
Deborah Colosi, NIMH
Christopher Cox, WDMAC
Howard Crystal, Brooklyn
Frankie Franklin, Chicago
Gregory Greenwood, NIMH
Deborah Gustafson, Brooklyn
Demarc Hickson, UAB-MS
Lucy Hsu, NIH
Richard Jenkins, NIDA
Xiong Jiang, District of Columbia
Robert Kaplan, Bronx
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, UAB-MS
Chenglong Liu, District of Columbia
Christinia Ludema, UNC
Pauline Maki, Chicago
Jennifer Manly, Collaborator
Eileen Martin, Chicago
Bill Meyer, Quest Diagnostics
Michael Plankey, District of Columbia
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Jean Richardson, Los Angeles
Kevin Robertson, UNC
Leah Rubin, WDMAC
Denise Russo, NICHD
Ned Sacktor, MACS Collaborator
Nilsa Santiago, NCAB
Anjali Sharma, Bronx
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Clifford Smith, Chicago
Gayle Springer, WDMAC
David Stoff, NIMH
Sadeka Tamanna, UAB-MS
Victor Valcour, San Francisco
Jasmin Vassileva, Chicago
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Atlanta
Kathleen Weber, Chicago

Pharmacology Working Group

Chair – Julie Dumond, UNC
Brad Aouizerat, San Francisco
Audrey French, Chicago
Ruth Greenblatt, San Francisco
Angela Kashuba, UNC
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Jennifer King, UAB-MS
Chenglong Liu, District of Columbia
Igho Ofotokun, Atlanta
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Marco Siccardi, Collaborator
Anandi Sheth, Atlanta
Bani Tamraz, San Francisco

Pregnancy Working Group

Chair – Elizabeth Golub, WDMAC 
Helen Cejtin, Chicago
Nahida Chakhtoura, NICHD
Deborah Cohan, San Francisco
Susan Cohn, Chicago
Jodie Dionne-Odom, UAB-MS
Lisa Flowers, Atlanta
Lisa Haddad, Atlanta
Deborah Jones, Miami
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, UAB-MS
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Howard Minkoff, Brooklyn
Binford Nash, UAB-MS
Minh Ly Nguyen, Atlanta
JoNell Potter, Miami
Lisa Rahangdale, UNC
Aadia Rana, Lifespan
Denise Russo, NICHD
Anandi Sheth, Atlanta
Laura Timares, UAB-MS
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Dan Westreich, UNC
Rodney Wright, Bronx

Renal Working Group

Chair – Michele Estrella, Collaborator
Alison Abraham, WDMAC
Vasantha Jotwani, San Francisco
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Anthony Muiru, San Francisco
Qibin Qi, Bronx
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Michael Shlipak, San Francisco 
Christina Wyatt, Collaborator

Laboratory / Specimen Working Group

Chair – Kehmia Titanji, Atlanta
Taryn Aulicino, Brooklyn
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Bradley Aouizerat, San Francisco
Tina Barnes, UAB-MS
Zachary Barnes, Miami
Manda Barry, WDMAC
Alex Benns, FSTRF
James Bremer, Chicago
Ron Calangi, Brooklyn
Zenoria Causey, UAB-MS
Hsin Chien, Atlanta
Deidre Consol, UNC
Katherine Davenny, NIDA
Brittany Duncan, UAB-MS
Derek Dykxhoorn, Miami
Caitlin Francis, UAB-MS
Selma George, Chicago
Lakshmi Goparaju, District of Columbia
Howard Gutzman, FSTRF
Billy Huang, San Francisco
Susan Holman, Brooklyn
Cheryl Jennings, Chicago
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, UAB-MS
Minerva Kinser, Chicago
Grant Knutson, UAB-MS
Deborah Konkle-Parker, UAB-MS
Salman Mahboob, San Francisco
Dao Mai, District of Columbia
Nicole Maponga, UNC
Venetra McKinney, UAB-MS
Bill Meyer, Quest Diagnostics
Ralph Morack, Chicago
Michelle Moss, Quest Diagnostics
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Michael Saag, UAB-MS
Kamellia Safavy, UAB-MS
Karen Savage, UAB-MS
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Sri Tata, UAB-MS
Eryka Wentz, WDMAC
Neal Wetherall, NIAID
Eileen Wong, San Francisco
Tyesha Younger, UAB-MS
Lori Zimand, NIAID

Project Director Working Group

Chair – Susan Holman, Brooklyn 
Christine Alden, WDMAC
Taryn Aulicino, Brooklyn
Hancy Brignol, Miami
Zenoria Causey, UAB-MS
Jennifer Cohen, San Francisco
Rachael Farah-Abraham, Atlanta
Antonina Foster, Atlanta
Lakshmi Goparaju, District of Columbia
Leah McClellan, Chicago
Venetra McKinney, UAB-MS
Carrigan Parish, Miami
Catalina Ramirez, UNC
Gerald Sharp, NIAID
Oluwakemi Sosanya, Bronx
Kayla Smith, Atlanta
Kehmia Titanji, Atlanta
Kathleen Weber, Chicago
Eryka Wentz, WDMAC
Carolyn Williams, NIAID

WIHS Specimen Allocation Committee (WSAC)

Christine Alden, WDMAC
Brad Aouizerat, San Francisco
Seble Kassaye, District of Columbia
Steffanie Sabbaj, UAB-MS
Kehmia Titanji, Atlanta