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Joanne Odenkirchen, M.P.H.

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Clinical Research Project Manager, Division of Extramural Research 

Neuroscience Center, Room 2178
6001 Executive Blvd MSC 9520
Bethesda, MD 20892-9520
Specialties: Clinical Research


Ms. Odenkirchen has a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in public health for over 30 years in various Federal agencies including CDC, PHS/OASH, and several NIH institutes. Ms. Odenkirchen has over 3 decades of experience in clinical research project management, particularly in the implementation and oversight of multisite clinical trials and large epidemiology studies.  She has experience collaborating with universities, local, state, federal and international governments, international health agencies, and non-profit organizations while managing large clinical research projects.  She is the Program Official for a portfolio of research in ethical issues in biomedical, social and behavioral research.  She is also the Program Official for several large stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurologic disorders grants.  Other interests include prevention, community health, and regulatory and ethical considerations in research involving vulnerable populations especially in international settings.  Ms. Odenkirchen has been the COR on several contracts for coordinating centers and clinical research activities and is currently responsible for the NINDS Common Data Element (CDE) Project.  

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Last Modified June 22, 2015