Karen Plevock Haase, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator


Dr. Karen Plevock Haase joined CBIIT in 2021 as a Health Science Administrator in the Office of Data Sharing. In this role, she predominately supports the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative.

Before  joining CBIIT, Dr. Plevock Haase spent over 10 years in intramural. She came to NIH in 2010 through the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship and a brief time as a research fellow in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Karen’s diverse scientific background includes work in structural biology, biochemistry, and cell and developmental biology; it spans topics from the cell cycle and the cytoskeleton to the biology of aging.

She first became interested in data sharing through activities she engaged in during an administrative detail supporting NICHD. There, she supported the CARING for Children with COVID initiative and was exposed to the complexities of data flow and data sharing.

She received her doctorate in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology and a bachelor’s degree in biology.


  • Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)