Gwen W. Collman, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation (SCOPE)
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop B2-09Durham, N.C. 27709
Gwen Collman, Ph.D., became director of the Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation (SCOPE) in 2022. As a key executive leader for NIEHS, she applies both scientific and business management perspectives to the development and implementation of scientific research goals and program objectives. One such goal is to move NIH climate change and health research from framework ideation to execution through coordination of scientific, budgetary, and relational partners. Collman serves as a Strategic Advisor for the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative. She also serves as the NIEHS representative to the NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health.
Her role as SCOPE director builds upon her prior experience as acting deputy director of NIEHS and as director of its Division of Extramural Research and Training. Throughout her tenure at NIEHS, Collman has led many programs with partners from within NIEHS, across NIH, and alongside other federal agencies. She has directed scientific activities across the field of environmental health sciences including basic sciences, organ-specific toxicology, public health-related programs, and training and career development initiatives.
She joined the institute’s Epidemiology Branch in 1984, after receiving a doctorate in environmental epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.