Lisa Stevens

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Lisa Stevens is the Deputy Director of Planning and Operations at the Center for Global Health in the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Stevens desire to facilitate and promote science is what brought her to the Office of the Director, NCI, in 2000. She joined the Office of Science Planning and Assessment in 2002 and recently joined the Center for Global Health as the Deputy Director for Planning and Operations. In support of NCI, she has fostered collaborations, created decision-making tools, and overseen the development of strategic planning documents. She has facilitated interactions among the NCI Divisions, Offices, and Centers from NCI, as well as other NIH Institutes and Centers.

Dr. Stevens has guided the creation and communication of the long-range plan of the Institute, the yearly plan and budget request, and highlights of scientific progress. These activities have been in the form of the Strategic Plan, the Bypass Budget, and responses to congressional inquiries. Dr. Stevens graduated in 1999 with a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her thesis research was conducted in the Laboratory of Genetics in NCI's intramural program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a minor in Spanish from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL.