- Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences – DABP
- Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior – RPHB
- Study Section:
- Special Emphasis Panel – RPHB
Dr. John H. Newman is a Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group, with responsibilities for review panels on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research applications.
He arrived at NIH from the business world of government contracting in program evaluation and performance measurement. He previously served in positions as director of training evaluation at the National Fire Academy and as principal evaluator at the U.S. regional education laboratory for the high plains and central states, specializing in PreK-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs and STEM teacher training. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and lifespan development from Penn State and completed post-doctoral work in neurocognitive development at the University of Southern California. He taught laboratory-based psychology at liberal arts colleges and moved into university administration at Northwestern and MIT. His research at both of those institutions focused on the retention of underrepresented minorities in gatekeeper science courses, the development of research-based learning modules in biomedical engineering and health-systems technology, and the outcomes of educational innovation across the curriculum. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the American Educational Research Association, and a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science.