Anissa J. Brown, Ph.D. is Chief of Research Training & Career Development Branch where she manages institutional training awards.
Dr. Brown is a basic biologist and, previously, served as program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. Brown was the lead program officer for the NIH Diversity Program Consortium’s (DPC) Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiative and managed the DPC Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA) program. She also managed 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). She also served as the co-director of the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program. In addition, she managed research grants in 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. Her dissertation research was supported by NIDCR.