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Dr. Elia Ortenberg

Dr. Elia Ortenberg

Scientific Review Officer


Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences DABP
Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior RPHB
Study Section:
Small Business: Psycho/Neuropathology, Life Span Development and Science Education RPHB (12)
Small Business: Psycho/Neuropathology Lifespan Development, STEM EducationRPHB (13)

Dr. Elia Kwee Ortenberg (formerly: Femia) received her Ph.D. in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Before coming to NIH in 2016, she was principal scientist and co-founder of a small business company that designed interventions and technologies to improve quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Prior to that Dr. Ortenberg spent over 15 years as a research associate in Penn State University’s Department of Health and Human Development, spearheading research and evaluation of programs and services that alleviate caregiver stress, promote intergenerational well-being, and ease the transition to a dementia diagnosis.