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Christine F. Sizemore, PhD

Dr. Christine Sizemore is the Director of the Division of International Relations at the Fogarty International Center. Her division coordinates international research (with a focus on policy, operations, and scientific partnerships) at NIH and serves as a focal point for international agreements and interactions with foreign ministries, governments, and private organizations.

Prior to joining Fogarty in 2018, she spent 18 years at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as Chief of the Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases Section. In this role she provided strategy and scientific oversight of NIAID-funded grant and contract programs in the U.S. and internationally and represented NIH/NIAID on international and trans U.S. government activities for tuberculosis.

Dr. Sizemore started her professional career in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry in drug discovery and development. Her experience includes international, transdisciplinary, and translational research and collaborations; collaborations with multilateral organizations; and product development science, spanning from basic research through preclinical studies and early/mid-stage clinical trials conducted through government support, for profit organizations, PDPs and PPPs. She is familiar with issues regarding development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics, including for low- and middle-income countries. 


  • Masters (Dipl. Biol.) in Biology, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
  • Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Bacterial Genetics, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany


Updated April 7, 2022