Heather K. Basehore, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

  • Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology
  • Office of Data Sharing
  • Scientific Policy and Program Branch B
  • Current Role

    Current Role

    As a health science administrator, I apply my background in biomedical sciences and research administration to support the Office of Data Sharing (ODS), serving as a member of the NCI data access committee and providing program support to large projects such as the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). The ODS team coordinates NCI’s approach to the development and implementation of data sharing and public access policies.

  • Projects


    Photo portrays a small child in a blue dress sitting and holding a stuffed teddy bear and talking with a doctor. Although she has cancer, as shown by her cancer-related hair loss, she’s happy and smiling at her doctor.

    Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)

    Develops means to collect and share childhood cancer data to learn from every child with cancer.
    Photo shows four clinicians sitting at a table. A tablet, laptop, phone, and paper files and documents are on the table. Three doctors are listening as one is speaking.

    NCI Data Access Committee

    Reviews requests to access data in the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes.
  • Publications
  • In the News

    In the News

    Do you know how the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will impact your work? If you are seeking NCI funding, this blog is for you. We cover the key policy distinctions, implementation changes, and resources to help you navigate the process.
  • Background



    • Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Chemistry, Mansfield State University

    Previous Work

    • Program Coordinator for Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, PA