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Karyl Swartz, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences
Center for Scientific Review, Room 2218
6701 Rockledge Dr. Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone Number: 301-435-1883
Dr. Karyl Swartz is Director of CSR’s Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences. She coordinates efforts of its five integrated review groups, (1) AIDS and Related Research, (2) Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes, (3) Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies, (4) Population Sciences and Epidemiology, and (5) Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior. She came to CSR from the Great Ape Trust of Iowa, where she was the Associate Program Director and a researcher. She also was a research associate at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park as well as an affiliate professor of anthropology at Iowa State University. Dr. Swartz previously served as a professor and chair of the psychology department at Lehman College within the City University of New York. Her research has focused on cognition in non-human primates; specifically, learning, memory, and perception by macaque monkeys and orangutans, and cognitive factors in mirror self-recognition by great apes. Dr. Swartz earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Brown University. She did postdoctoral research at the Regional Primate Research Center at the University of Washington and then conducted research with gorillas and chimpanzees at the Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Gabon, Africa.
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