Charisee Lamar directs the Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, the Fertility Preservation Program, and the Reproductive Scientist Development Programs within the Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institue of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institues of Health (NIH). She also serves as the Project Coordinator for two NICHD cooperative programs, the Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN), and the Cooperative Research Partnerships to Promote Workforce Diversity in the Reproductive Sciences (CPDR). In addition, Charisee is the Co-Chair of the NIH Program Leadership Committee (PLC).
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Lamar was the Centers Program Director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at NIH. Her portfolio consisted of Specialized Centers of Research (SCORs) and Multipurpose Clinical Research Centers (MCRCs) relevant to the Institute’s mission. Dr. Lamar also managed SCORs on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health on behalf of ORWH.
Dr. Lamar was a National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Cancer Prevention Fellow from 1998-2002, where her research focused on the role of sex hormones and hormone receptors in the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Lamar received an undergraduate degree in Respiratory Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, and became a Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) 1989. She earned a doctoral degree in endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia, and received a master’s in public health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999.