Scientific Review Officer (SRO)/Scientific Review Branch (SRB)
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)/National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Dr. Isis Mikhail is a Scientific Review Officer at the Scientific Review Branch (SRB) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Her role is to organize peer review meetings to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of applications in areas of scientific interest of NIA’s mission with a focus on geriatrics and clinical gerontology.
Before joining SRB, Dr. Mikhail was at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since 2004 where she served as Program Director and Acting Branch Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) at the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). She also served as Chair of the Health Disparities Interest Group and was a member of the NCI Special Studies Institutional Review Board (SSIRB). Then she served as Director of the Extramural Research Program (ERP) at NCI’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM). Then she served as a SRO at the Special Review and Logistics Branch (SRLB) at NCI where she managed several grant and contract reviews. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Mikhail worked as Program Director and Research Coordinator of large-scale epidemiologic research studies and clinical trials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Medicine and the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH).
Dr. Mikhail has an MD from Cairo University School of Medicine and a master’s and Doctorate degrees in Epidemiology and International Health with honors from the UAB SOPH. She completed a fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Emory University Rollins SOPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Mikhail has mentored several fellows at NCI and NIA and led mock review training in the geriatrics and clinical gerontology sessions at NIA’s Butler -Williams Scholars Program. Dr. Mikhail is a recipient of several awards including Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year award at UAB, NCI’s Merit Award, and NIA’s Employee of the Month award in 2017. She is also a member of the Aging and Public Health Section leadership committee of the American Public Health Association since 2016. Dr. Mikhail has over 50 publications and presentations in the areas of epidemiology of aging, gerontology, chronic and infectious diseases, cancer, rheumatology and clinical immunology, genetics, health behavior, women’s health, health disparities, and complementary and alternative medicine.