Board of Scientific Counselors
National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)
Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service
Designated Federal Officer – Virginia Cain, Ph.D.
The Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health
Statistics, shall provide advice and make recommendations to the
Secretary, HHS, the Director, CDC; and the Director, National Center
for Health Statistics, NCHS, regarding the scientific and technical
program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities of NCHS.
The board shall provide advice and guidance on statistical and
epidemiological research and activities. Additionally, the board
shall make recommendations about opportunities for NCHS programs to
examine and employ new approaches to monitoring and evaluating key
public health, health policy, and welfare policy changes, with
particular attention to means to automate the collection of data,
apply new data processing and analytic tools, and store and
disseminate data in a more timely and accessible manner. Further,
the board may provide second-level scientific and programmatic
review for applications for grants-in-aid for research/demonstration
and training activities that focus on the above matters.
Scientific Counselors, NCHS Website