Key Personnel

Principal Investigator

Thomas E. Curry, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Curry provides leadership as director of the basic science program of BIRCWH.


Catherine A. Martin, M.D., Dr. Laurie L. Humphries Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry,University of Kentucky College of Medicine April 15, 2011 to present.Director, Child Psychiatry Division, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, August 1, 2010-Present.


Ann Coker, PhD., Professor and Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women 

Administrator / Budget Director

Suann Reese serves as BIRCWH program administrator and provides daily guidance and oversight for the program. She also helps develops the budget and is responsible for all accounting matters for the BIRCWH

Advisory Committee

An advisory committee is responsible for reviewing the activities of the Scholars and their mentors. Regular interaction with mentors provides direction and leadership for each participant. Each Scholar's progress also is monitored through meetings with the program manager.