Biographical Sketch: Anissa Brown, Ph.D.

Anissa Brown, Ph.D., is a basic biologist and program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. Brown is lead program officer for the NIH Diversity Program Consortium’s (DPC) Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative and manages the DPC Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA) program. She also manages the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) and Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) programs, predoctoral research training grants in Cellular, Biochemical, and Molecular Sciences (T32), and the Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)​. In addition, she manages research grants in the area of protein synthesis in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Formerly, Brown was an acting health science administrator and program analyst in the Office of AIDS Research of the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives. She earned a B.A. in biological sciences and psychology and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Delaware.

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