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Joan Davis Nagel, MD, MPH Medical Officer, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Joan Davis Nagel, MD, MPH, joined the National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) in March 2009 and serves as Director, Interdisciplinary Research Programs.
She is Director of the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) K12 Career Development Program and the ORWH Coordinator for the Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences.
Currently, there are 29 active BIRCWH programs across the U.S. that support junior faculty who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships and are conducting interdisciplinary basic, translational, clinical or health services research relevant to women's health.
The 11 SCOR Centers
are conducting research on differences between men and women in diseases and conditions such as depression, pain, osteoporosis, urinary tract and reproductive health.rior to coming to the National Institutes of Health
, Dr. Nagel
worked as a city clinician for the New York City Department of Health
, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases; and as a medical consultant for the Urban Women's Retreat
, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Harlem, New York.
will take on the role of Moderator in the workshop on Fostering Interdisciplinary Careers.
She will bring to this role her extensive experience of managing the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH-pronounced "BIRCH"), a mentored career development program.