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Program Analysis Branch (PAB)

Christina (Christie) Drew, Ph.D.
Christie Drew, Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Tel 984-287-3255
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-13
Durham, N.C. 27709
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About PAB

The Program Analysis Branch provides independent evaluation and analysis of programs within DERT as well as categorizing and coding grants and applications. Functions within the branch include the following activities:

  • Conduct long- and short-term scientific evaluation and analyses of grant portfolios to provide a basis for priority setting, decision making, and strategic planning.
  • Develop methodologies and data structures to support analyses of scientific and public health impact.
  • Collaborate with other DERT Program Staff to conduct program analyses that are used to recommend areas for program development and to identify emerging emphasis areas for consideration by the institute Director and advisory groups.
  • Communicate high impact science and public health relevance of extramural research.
  • Coordinate information technology needs and requirements for the Division.
  • Categorize all grant applications according to scientific research area, scientific program administrator and grants management specialist


Arshya S. Gurbani
Arshya S. Gurbani
Health Specialist

Tel 984-287-3347
Helena Davis
Helena L. Kennedy
Program Analyst

Tel 984-287-3277
Carolina Medina
Carolina Medina
Program Specialist

Tel 984-287-3292
Kristianna Pettibone, Ph.D.
Kristi G. Pettibone, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 984-287-3303
Steven Tuyishime
Steven N. Tuyishime, Ph.D.
Health Specialist

Tel 984-287-3333
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