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Office of the Division Director

Extramural Research & Training

David M. Balshaw. Ph.D.
David Balshaw, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training

Tel 984-287-3234

David Balshaw, Ph.D., is the Director of the Division of Extramural Research and Training.

David is a biophysicist by training with a Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Cellular Biophysics at the University of Cincinnati and post-doctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina. He joined NIH as a Program Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 2001 and moved to NIEHS in 2003. Over nearly two decades he has led several high impact programs at NIEHS and NIH particularly in the areas of ‘omics technologies and is an international leader in the field of exposomics.

With the participation and concurrence of senior leadership of NIEHS, the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) develops program priorities to assure maximum utilization of available resources in attainment of the objectives stated in the NIEHS Strategic Plan. By collaborating with other institutes at NIH, other federal agencies, and public and private institutions and organizations, DERT staff maintain an awareness of national and international research efforts and priorities, and identify new opportunities for collaborative research and training initiatives involving the environmental health sciences.


Jennifer Baker
Jennifer A. Baker
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-3188
Helena Bonner
Helena M. Bonner
Administrative Officer

Tel 984-287-3239
Fax 919-316-4694
Joel Collinson
Joel D. Collinson
Program Specialist

Tel 919-324-6842
Alfonso R. Latoni
Alfonso R. Latoni, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Director and Scientific Review Officer, Division of Extramural Research and Training

Tel 984-287-3279
Fax 301-480-3704
Lynch, Leslie
Leslie D. Lynch
Management Analyst

Tel 984-287-3797
Fine, Katherine
Katherine A. McGinnis
Administrative Officer

Tel 984-287-3289
Liz McMillan
Liz McMillan
Administrative Specialist

Tel 984-287-3290
Fax 919-541-0462
Liz McNair
Liz McNair
Program Analyst

Tel 984-287-3291
Fax 301-480-3225
Mitsue Parrish
Mitsue M. Parrish
Administrative Officer

Tel 984-287-3301
Fax 919-316-4694
Nicole Popovich
Nicole M. Popovich
Management Analyst

Tel 703-850-0585
Angela W. (Angie) Sanders
Angela W. Sanders
Team Lead, DERT

Tel 984-287-3316
Lakeisha Wade
Lakeisha A. Wade, DBA
Supervisory Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-4569
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