Dr. Lois Tully is a Program Director in the Division of Extramural Science Programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), where she oversees a genomics portfolio that addresses the roles, interrelationships, or moderating influences of genes, environment, and behavior on symptom manifestation, disease risks, and patient outcomes. Dr. Tully additionally oversees a symptom management portfolio, which focuses on biobehavioral approaches to reduce or eliminate adverse symptoms resulting from chronic conditions. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Tully was employed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice – where she served as the Deputy Chief of the Investigative and Forensic Sciences Division and the Program Manager of NIJ’s Forensic DNA Research and Development Program. Dr. Tully holds a Ph.D. in Medicine with a concentration in human genetics, a Master of Science degree in Forensic Sciences, and a BS in Medical Technology.