Andrea Beckel-Mitchener , Ph.D.

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Deputy Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative - located at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Dr. Beckel-Michener is at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and serves as the Deputy Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. She joined NIH in 2004 and during that time has overseen several large programs and collaborative projects including management of the Functional Neurogenomics program at NIMH, the Common Fund’s Single Cell Analysis Program and the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN). Before joining the Office of the BRAIN Director, she led the Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity at NIMH. Prior to joining NIH, she worked at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and for GlaxoSmithKline (formerly SmithKline-Beecham) in the U.K. Dr. Beckel-Mitchener is committed to equity in research and ensuring research findings are relevant and accessible to all.