Alexander H. Tuttle, Ph.D.

Alexander H. Tuttle, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff (Acting), Health Program Specialist

Alexander H. Tuttle, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience
Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience
Areas of Interest:

Central and peripheral mechanisms of acute and chronic pain, pain models and assays, translational pain research, pain chronification.

Dr. Alex Tuttle is currently serving as the acting Chief of Staff for the NINDS Director.  His duties include providing day-to-day management of tasks related to Institute priorities, coordinating amongst NINDS Divisions and Offices, and representing the Director on a wide variety of high-priority and high-profile projects. Alex also manages communications from the Director to the other parts of the NIH, other federal agencies, patient advocacy groups, professional societies, and the broader scientific community. In addition to his acting duties, Alex is continuing to serve as a Health Program Specialist for the Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster in the Division of Neuroscience, where he provides key coordination and support for several Trans-NIH Initiatives, including the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

Prior to joining the federal government, Alex completed a postdoctoral training fellowship at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alex received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from McGill University, where he was awarded the Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship for his work characterizing the interplay between social factors and pain. Alex completed his B.S. in Psychology at Haverford College.