Administrative Core

Core Mission

The Administrative Core provides integration and coordination of the scientific leadership of the Center across Cores, affiliated faculty, and other institutional partners. In addition to overseeing the various research programs within the Center, the Administrative Core coordinates the Center’s educational and community outreach initiatives through weekly conferences, annual symposia, local HIV partnership initiatives, and support group meetings for people living with HIV (PLWH).

Core Resources


Joint NIMH Center Seminar Series (2023-2024)

Join us on Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. EST via Zoom for a lecture series presented by the NIMH administrative core.


  • Barbara Slusher, Ph.D., M.A.S.

    • Director, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery
    • Professor of Neurology
    • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    • Professor of Medicine
    • Professor of Neuroscience
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
  • Leah Rubin, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H.

    • Co-Founder/Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Brain Health Program
    • Professor of Neurology
    • Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
    • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Janice E. Clements, Ph.D.

    • Director of Retrovirus Laboratory
    • Vice Dean for Faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    • Mary Wallace Stanton Professor for Faculty Affairs
    • Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
    • Joint Appointment in Molecular Biology and Genetics
    • Professor of Neurology
    • Professor of Pathology

Program Administrator

Cassidy Dixon

Program Administrator