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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Staff and Contact Information

Board on Human-Systems Integration
The National Academies
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW – 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2678 | Fax: (202) 334-2210


Poornima Madhavan, Ph.D., Director, 202-334-3357
Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967
Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer, 202-334-2808
Julie Schuck, Senior Program Associate, 202-334-3379 

Tenee Davenport, Program Coordinator, 202-334-3868

Renée L. Wilson Gaines, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-2145


STAFF Biographies (alphabetical)


 Tenee Davenport

Tenee Davenport, B.S.

Program Coordinator


Tenee Davenport received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Towson University in 2003. She will graduate with a Master's in Project Management and Business Administration in 2016. For the past two and a half years, Ms. Davenport worked as a Project Management Specialist for the federal government managing the certification of applications within the IT infrastructure division. Prior to her position with the federal government, she was employed as a Project Analyst with a health care quality organization in Washington, DC. While employed as a Project Analyst, she trained new employees on the consensus development process; assisted senior management with the creation of standard operating procedures and worked closely with the IT/Web team managing the accuracy go the departments projects website. Ms. Davenport serves as the Program Coordinator for the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive Sciences and the Board on Human- Systems Integration.

Poornima MadhavanPoornima Madhavan, Ph.D.
Board Director

Poornima Madhavan is the director of the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI). Prior to working with BOHSI, Dr. Madhavan served as an associate professor of human factors in the department of psychology and the director of undergraduate research at Old Dominion University. Additionally, Dr. Madhavan held affiliated faculty positions at Old Dominion University in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative; the Homeland Security Research Group; and the Vision Lab. Dr. Madhavan has also served as the founder and director of the Applied Decision Making Lab of Old Dominion University (established in 2007), dedicated to the study of human decision-making issues pertaining to defense and homeland security, aviation, and sustainable energy/climate change.

Other professional positions include council representative, Psychology Section, of the Virginia Academy of Science; human-systems integration subject matter expert, ICF International; executive board member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Council, Chesapeake Bay Program; member, Federal Education Advocacy Coordination Network; member, American Psychological Association; member, Human Services Advisory Board, City Council of Chesapeake, Virginia; and human factors consultant, U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Dr. Madhavan holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Human Factors (Engineering Psychology) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Madhavan also spent two years in the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University as a postdoctoral fellow and was awarded the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement by the American Psychological Association for outstanding contributions to the field of human factors/engineering psychology within ten years of receiving her doctorate degree.

Jeanne Rivard, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


Jeanne C. Rivard is a senior program officer at the National Research Council and was the study director of the recent NRC consensus study on proposed changes to federal regulations for protecting human participants in research. She was co-study director of the evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and its Grantees. She is currently contributing to two NRC standing committees, one on the science of changing behavioral health social norms and the other on behavioral health measurement. Prior to joining the NRC, she was with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA and on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York. Her past studies have focused on interagency collaboration and evaluation of mental health services and trauma interventions. She earned a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S.W. from the University of South Carolina.



Julie Schuck, M.S.

Senior Program Associate


Julie Anne Schuck has worked in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education for over 10 years. Much of which has been spent understanding different fields of study and preparing technical reports. She has provided analytical and editorial support for a number of projects and workshops in the areas of STEM education, privacy and terrorism prevention, the science of human-system integration, criminal justice, and juvenile justice as well as the evaluation of federal research programs. She has an M.S. in education from Cornell University and a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego.


Renée L. Wilson Gaines

Senior Program Assistant


Renée L. Wilson Gaines currently supports the following projects: How People Learn II, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Measuring Human Capabilities, and The Context of Military Environments. Previous support includes projects: Mine Safety: Essential Components of Self-Escape, Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions, The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care, Field Evaluation in the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Context, and A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).




Tina Winters

Associate Program Officer


Tina Winters joined the staff of BBCSS and BOHSI in March 2011 to work with the Committee on the External Evaluation of NIDRR and Its Grantees. She has over 15 years of experience with the National Academies and has supported the development of many reports, including Scientific Research in Education, Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment, and the National Science Education Standards.




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