Deshirée Joined the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in July 2020. In this role, she focuses on a range of mission central functions involving planning, research and grant portfolio analysis, program coordination, policy tracking and development, and evaluation, in support of behavioral and social sciences across the NIH; providing guidance, evidence, and assistance to OBSSR leadership. Deshirée also serves as OBSSR liaison to the Office of Tribal Health Research Office and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Prior to joining OBSSR, Deshiree worked at the NHLBI in the Health Inequities and Global Health Branch as a Program Analyst, where she led the management of global health research and training programs, and coordination of global health activities at the Institute. She also served in the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, as a Management Analyst in the Immediate Office of the Director, coordinating Roadmap Program activities, and in the Evaluation Office managing the NIH Evaluation Set-Aside Program. Prior to the NIH, Deshiree worked at the Pan-American Health Organization as a Technical Officer in the Non-communicable Diseases Unit, in the implementation of multiple public health projects in Latin America. She also spent time in Lyon, France, at Sanofi Pasteur, in the International Business unit as a Healthcare Markets Analyst. Deshirée holds a Masters of Public from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Urban Planning from Clark University.