Gwen W. Collman, Ph.D.
Gwen W. Collman, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation (SCOPE)
Tel 984-287-3249
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-09
Durham, NC 27709

The Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation (SCOPE) provides scientific and executive leadership, direction, and assistance to expansive programs that contribute to meeting the NIEHS mission and Strategic Plan. Because the environmental health sciences field is complex and broad in scope, SCOPE will help facilitate partnerships and collaborations across disciplines.

Programs supported by this office include:

The organizational framework for this office includes two sections. Together they ensure the institute’s scientific priorities are supported by sound business management practices, policies, planning, and evaluation.

Scientific Coordination

Aubrey K. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Aubrey K. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, Scientific Coordination
Tel 301-496-3511
[email protected]
31 Center Dr
NIHBC 31 - CLAUDE D PEPPER BUILDING
Bethesda, MD 20892-2256
Under the Deputy Director for Scientific Coordination, this office:
  • Coordinates high priority complex initiatives across NIH and with other partners.
  • Coordinates budgetary, implementation, tracking, and monitoring of programmatic impacts.
  • Maintains relationships across NIH Institutes and Centers, other federal agencies, and with international partners.
  • Supports collaborative NIEHS-wide projects.

Scientific Planning and Evaluation

Sheila Newton, Ph.D.
Sheila Newton, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Scientific Planning and Evaluation
Tel 984-287-3814
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-06
Durham, NC 27709
Under the Deputy Director for Scientific Planning and Evaluation, this office:
  • Provides guidance and supervision of the institute’s strategic plan, engagement of stakeholders (i.e., Friends of NIEHS), and NIEHS-wide reporting requirements.
  • Oversees public policy development and legislative activities, including the preparation of the annual congressional justification.
  • Supports scientific planning, policy analysis, and program evaluation by developing criteria and proactively coordinating plans and activities to achieve scientific objectives.
  • Reviews and provides an assessment of proposed regulations and regulatory documents.
  • Enhances collaboration and resource sharing across the scientific, planning, policy, and evaluation functions of the institute in support of the NIEHS mission.