Genes, Environment, and Health Branch (GEH)
Amanda Garton joined the Genes Environment and Health Branch in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as a Health Specialist in 2016. She manages the NIEHS Research Intensive Short Courses and Educational Opportunities (NIEHS RISE) R25 program. She provides programmatic support for various environmental neuroscience activities, including the Autism and the Environment program. She also helps manage the implementation of the NIH genomic data sharing policy at NIEHS. Prior to starting at NIEHS, she was a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). While there she completed several rotations, including in the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) where she worked as a health science policy analyst. She has a Masters of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, focusing on science and technology policy, and a Masters of Science in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.