Catherine Schweppe, Ph.D.

Program Officer
| Gastrointestinal and Other Cancers

Phone: 240.276.7078


Catherine Schweppe, Ph.D. is a Program Officer in the Gastrointestinal and Other Cancers Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) where she manages a research grant portfolio focused on cancer-related cognitive impairment and other neurological impacts of cancer and cancer treatment. She is an active member of the Trans-NCI Artificial Intelligence Working Group and serves as the NCI representative to the Trans-NIH Music and Health Working Group. Dr. Schweppe joined the NIH in 2021 as a Presidential Management Fellow, completing rotations with the President’s Cancer Panel, the NCI Division of Cancer Biology, the NINDS Office of Science Policy and Planning, and the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences before joining DCP. Dr. Schweppe earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020, where she studied transcriptional mechanisms of neural repair following stroke. Following her PhD, she served as a postdoctoral associate with the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Biomedical Career Development where she led professional development courses and programs for trainees in biomedical sciences. Catherine also holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Washington.