Diversity Inclusion Group (DIG)

Introduction:

The Diversity Inclusion Group was formed to increase and improve opportunities for diversity and inclusion within, and in initiatives overseen by, the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior.

Mission:

The overarching mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG) is to increase and improve the inclusion and representation of all people in the biomedical research community supported by the NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB). DIG’s specific goals are to:

  1. Enhance the diversity of, and promote health equity through, neuroscience and behavioral research
  2. Increase the diversity of the scientific workforce
  3. Bring more diversity and inclusion to DNB, in our interactions with each other and our investigators.

Meetings:

Members:

Senior Leadership:

  • Rita Valentino, Ph.D, Director, Office of the Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Roger Little, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Office of the Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA

Co-Chairs:

  • Nic Johnston, MS, Scientific Program Analyst (Contractor), Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (GEDN), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Flair Lindsey, Program Analyst, Office of the Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Holly Moore, Ph.D, Program Officer, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Branch (BCN), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA

Members:

  • Beth Babecki, MA, Program Officer, Coordinator, Training Hub, Office of the Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Mary Kautz, Ph.D, Program Officer, Director, NIDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Program, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Branch (BCN), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Amy Lossie, Ph.D, Health Scientist Administrator, Genetics, Epigenetics, and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (GEDN), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Lizette Nkongho, MPH, Scientific Program Manager (Contractor), Tobacco Regulatory Science Program, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Branch (BCN), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA
  • Shang-Yi Anne Tsai, Ph.D, MSPH, Program Director, Integrative Neuroscience Branch (INB), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), NIDA