Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of NIH Institute and Center Directors with equities in Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, research. It is responsible for final decisions regarding NIH HEAL Initiative research. It reviews program and funding plans for NIH HEAL Initiative research, ensures coordination among the multiple NIH HEAL Initiative projects, and considers the input from external advisory groups.


Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Chair
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

Diana Bianchi, M.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Rena D'Souza, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

George F. Koob, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Chair
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Helene Langevin, M.D.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Joni Rutter, Ph.D., Acting Director
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Nora Volkow, M.D., Chair
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Shannon N. Zenk, M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., Ph.D.
National Institute of Nursing Research