Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
Office of the Director
Building 31, Room 1C18
Belinda Seto, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Biomedical
Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). She is responsible for the governance and management
of all facets of the Institute, including strategic planning for research and training
programs, budget planning, financial management, communications, and staffing. She
has launched major initiatives in developing technologies to achieve health equity
in the under-served populations, and policies to promote strategic partnerships
with stakeholders. She chairs the NIH working group on women and bioengineering
to increase the number of women and enhance their careers in bioengineering. As
such, she is a strong advocate for the next generation of biomedical researchers.
Prior to joining the NIBIB, Dr. Seto was the Acting Deputy Director for Extramural
Research at the NIH. She led the Office of Extramural Research, which is the focal
point for NIH policies and guidelines for research administration. Dr. Seto has
a wealth of experience in the health policy arena, particularly AIDS policies. She
also directed minority health programs in the areas of infant mortality and behavioral
Dr. Seto earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Purdue University. Following postdoctoral
training at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, she joined the Food and
Drug Administration where she conducted research in virology for nearly 10 years.
She has received numerous awards for her research, including the Distinguished Alumni
Award for Science from Purdue University, the DHHS Secretary's Award for Exceptional
Achievement, Inventor's Awards, NIH Director’s awards and she is listed in the American
Men and Women of Science.
Dr. Seto serves on numerous Federal and professional organizations and committees,
as well as being a member of several professional societies. She is the Editor-in-Chief
of the American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Seto, B. Molecular Medicine and Imaging Science: Focus on Imagine-Guided Interventions.
Fourth Image-Guided Therapy Workshop, October 2011.
Seto, B. et al. Launch of the American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular
Imaging. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 2011; 1(1) 1-2.
Seto, B and Luo, J. Data Sharing: Security and Data Standards, CODATA Data Science
J, June 2006
Seto, B et al. Molecular Imaging, Biological Psychiatry, 2005
Seto, B. Foreword, Molecular Biology Primer, Academic Radiology 11 Supplement 1,
Seto, B. Required education on the protection of human subjects: An NIH initiative.
Kennedy Inst Ethics J 11, 87-90, 2001.
Seto, B. History of medical ethics and perspectives on disparities in minority recruitment
and involvement in health research. Am J Med Sci 322, 248-252, 2001.
Seto, B.: The plight of new investigators. FASEB News 33, 5, 2000.
Seto, B. Inclusion of women and minorities as subjects in clinical research: opportunities
and challenges. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 2, 309-313, 1994.
Last Updated On 11/14/2011