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PIKO Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core Training Session – PhenX Toolkit

November 18th, 2022
8:00 am – 9:15 am HST
via Zoom

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The goal of the PhenX Toolkit is to help investigators find and use validated data collection tools to increase the scientific impact of individual studies and to facilitate cross-study comparisons. Learn about:

  • Available data collection tools across research domains.
  • PhenX processes from protocol inclusion to toolkit updates.
  • PhenX’s new Social Determinants of Health Collection and other additions.

Registration can be found at 2023 PhenX Toolkit Registration

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Nancy Jones, PhD, MA
Dr. Nancy Jones is a program officer in the Division of Scientific Programs at NIMHD. Dr. Jones’s research interests include the ethical, legal, and social ramifications that research, medicine, and healthcare have on underserved populations. Dr. Jones background spans basic and translational biomedical research; medical ethics; legal and social implications of research, healthcare, and policy; and design of curricula and scientific programs. She developed a code of ethics for life sciences and a curriculum to teach ethics and professionalism for biomedical science and engineering graduate students. She lectures on the ethics of health disparities and serves as an adjunct professor of bioethics at Trinity International University. She graduated with a BS in biochemistry in 1981 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She earned a PhD in biochemistry from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1987 before earning an MA in bioethics from Trinity International University in 2003. Dr. Jones joined NIMHD in 2012 and served as co-chair on the Etiology of Health Disparities for the Science Visioning as well as several trans-NIH committees on bioethics.

Dorothy Castille, PhD
Dr. Dorothy Castille is NIMHD’s extramural Training Coordinator and Senior Program Official in the Office of
the Director. Her work includes leading the NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI), managing diversity supplements, supporting the NIMHD Loan Repayment Program, advising the Institute Director on meritorious training awards, and developing mentoring and training opportunities for extramural program staff. Dr. Castille received her BA in English and speech education from the University of Louisiana, a MA in anthropology from California State University, and a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed post-doctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University. Her research focus includes the role culture plays in shaping perceptions of illness and the choice individuals and groups make to enhance health and prevent disease. She studies the role early life experiences play in the later development of disease, the impact of migration on health, and patient reported outcomes.; psychiatric sequelae of stress, trauma, and stigma. Dr. Castille has a research associate scientist appointment with the Smithsonian Institution & National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. environmental health, epidemiology, and policy. Stephanie aims to elucidate molecular mechanisms linking environmental exposures to health outcomes in women, children, and minoritized populations.

Stephanie Calluori, BA
Stephanie Calluori is a Scientific Program Analyst in the Division of Genome Sciences at NHGRI. She serves on the scientific management teams for the PhenX Toolkit, IGVF Consortium, and ENCODE Consortium. Stephanie graduated with a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University (’21), where she completed a major in Cell & Molecular Biology and minor in Science, Policy, & Ethics. Previously she conducted environmental health research with Dr. Brandon Pearson at Columbia Mailman School of Public Heath, and cancer research with Dr. Swarnali Acharyya at the Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University. She plans to pursue her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. Her interests lie at the intersection of environmental health, epidemiology, and policy. Stephanie aims to elucidate molecular mechanisms linking environmental exposures to health outcomes in women, children, and minoritized populations.

If you have any questions/concerns please contact Kathryn Braun ( or Kamalei Davis (

The Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO) is supported by U54GM138062 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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