Division of Policy, Communications, and Education
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Education and Community Involvement Branch

The Education and Community Involvement Branch (ECIB) develops education and community involvement programs to engage a broad range of the public in understanding genomics and accompanying ethical, legal, and social issues. Education programs include those to inform the public of the latest advances in genomics, as well as to support the dissemination of information to teachers, students, and consumers.

The ECIB acts as a liaison between the NHGRI and community-based organizations. The branch leads programs and initiatives to promote the engagement of diverse communities in understanding genomics and its translation to health and society.

NHGRI Webinar Series
An audio series on topics related to genomics, health and society. A program created by the Education and Community Involvement Branch and hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health.



Carla L. Easter, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-1364
Fax: (301) 480-3066
E-mail: easterc@mail.nih.gov

Senior Advisor

Jeff Witherly, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-7333
Fax: (301) 480-3066
E-mail: jlw@mail.nih.gov

Education Outreach Specialist

Christina Daulton, M.A.
Phone: (301) 496-1946
Fax: (301) 480-3066
E-mail: christina.daulton@nih.gov

Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 402-4931
Fax: (301) 480-3066
E-mail: bhurle@nhgri.nih.gov

Elizabeth Tuck, M.A.
Phone: (301) 402-7229
Fax: (301) 480-3066
E-mail: elizabeth.tuck@nih.gov

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Education Fellows

Julie Nadel, Ph.D.
2015-2016 ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Education Fellow
E-mail: julie.nadel@nih.gov

Program Analyst

Rosann Wise
E-mail: wisern@mail.nih.gov

Operations Coordinator

Faye Brown
E-mail: bfaye@mail.nih.gov


National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive
Building 31, Room B1B55
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2070
Phone: (301) 402-7229
Fax: (301) 480-3066

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Last Updated: March 4, 2016