Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Data Sharing


Dr. Jaime M. Guidry Auvil serves as the Director of the Office of Data Sharing (ODS) at NCI. In her role, Dr. Guidry Auvil leads NCI’s approach to development and implementation of data sharing and public access policies to enhance NCI’s mission. She advises NCI programs and leadership on cancer data policy matters of significance to the Institute, the research community, and the public, on a wide range of issues including data organization, management, access, and sharing of NCI-supported research. Dr. Guidry Auvil serves on a number of advisory committees across NIH, federal agencies, and internationally, including her current role as co-lead of the Data Use and Research Identity (DURI) workstream for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH).

Since joining NCI in 2010, Dr. Guidry Auvil has led high-priority data sharing initiatives within NCI's Office of the Director, most extensively for large-scale pediatric cancer initiatives including Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET) initiative and the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). Dr. Guidry Auvil is an NCI representative on leadership and working group teams to provide guidance for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program through the NIH Office of the Director.

Prior to her time at NCI, Dr. Guidry Auvil led clinical and biomedical translational research studies within academia (Veteran Affairs Hospital of Baltimore and the University of Maryland Medical School) and the biotechnology industry (BBI Biotech, Inc.). Dr. Guidry Auvil received her doctorate in tumor biology from Georgetown University Medical School, where her research on adhesion molecule, cadherin-11, in metastatic cancers led to the development of a patented small molecule inhibitor intended for the treatment of both bone metastatic cancers and rheumatoid arthritis.


  • Office of Data Sharing
  • Childhood Cancer Data Initiative
  • Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program
  • Global Alliance for Genomics and Health – Data Use & Researcher Identity
  • Interagency Working Group on Biological Data Sharing
  • NIH Data Science Policy Council & Policy/Data Access Subcommittees