Marguerite Matthews

Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D.

Program Analyst

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Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Diversity
Areas of Interest:
Diversity F31, Research Supplements to Support Diversity and Re-entry in Biomedical Research, SCORE (SC1 and SC2) awards, ENDURE and Diversity R25 awards

Marguerite Matthews, PhD, is a Health Program Specialist in the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity. She first came to NIH as a 2016-2018 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Extramural Research, within the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce and the Division of Loan Repayment, to analyze and evaluate policies that impact early career researchers. She earned a BS in biochemistry from Spelman College and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, studying the development of the dopamine system during adolescence. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where she examined the development of the human brain using functional and structural neuroimaging. While a postdoc, Dr. Matthews also  served as the co-founder/program director for the Youth Engaged in Science outreach initiative and program director for the OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research Program to recruit and retain underrepresented postdoctoral researchers.