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National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus Advisory Group

The NIH MedlinePlus Advisory Group fosters collaboration between Institutes to guide the general public to NIH consumer-level content. The group meets formally three times per year, advising NLM on a broad range of issues that arise in developing, maintaining, evaluating and promoting MedlinePlus as the NIH portal to health information. Throughout the year, members communicate with the team as needed to facilitate the integration of subject information and technical features between the various Institute sites and MedlinePlus.

Marin P. Allen, Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director, Communications and Public Liaison
Director of Public Information
National Institutes of Health

Joyce Backus, Ex-Officio
Associate Director for Library Operations
National Library of Medicine

Karina Boehm
Chief, Health Education Branch
Office of Communication and Health Education
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

Christine Bruske
Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Vicky Cahan
Director, Office of Communication
National Institute of Aging

Kym Collins-Lee
Public Inquiries Manager
Office of Communication, Health Education, Public Liaison
National Eye Institute

Alyssa Cotler
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Kathleen Cravedi, Ex-Officio
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Library of Medicine

Stephanie Dennis, Ex-Officio
Head, Health Information Products Unit
National Library of Medicine

Marian Emr
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Jody Engel
Director of Communications
NIH Office of Disease Prevention

Claudia Faigen
Communications Consultant
Office of Dietary Supplements

Martha Fishel, Chair
Chief, Public Services Division
National Library of Medicine

Lakshmi Grama
Senior Digital Content Strategist
Communications Technology Branch
National Cancer Institute

Thomas Johnson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Science Policy and Public Liaison
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Kathy Kranzfelder
Director, Health Information Projects Section
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Carol Krause
Chief, Public Information & Liaison Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Lonnie Lisle
Information Specialist
Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders

Ann London
Public Affairs Specialist
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Trish Reynolds
Writer-Editor/Media Liaison
National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Mark Siegal
Communications & Public Liaison Branch
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Ann Taubenheim
Chief, Health Campaigns and Consumer Services Branch
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Larry Thompson
Director of Communications and Public Liaison
National Human Genome Research Institute

Natalie Zeigler
Senior Content Strategist
National Institute of Mental Health