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Board of Scientific Counselors - Meeting Agenda

April 22-23, 2004. Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C. 20201


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April 22, 2004


2:00 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Edward J. Sondik, Ph.D., Director, NCHS
June E. O’Neill, Ph.D., Chair, BSC NCHS


2:15 pm
State of the Center Feedback from last BSC meeting
Edward J. Sondik, PhD


2:45 pm
Report from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics – A Vision of Health Statistics in the 21st Century
Vickie Mays, Ph.D., NCVHS Liaison
Aldona Robbins, Ph.D., BSC NCHS


3:15 pm
Discussion-BSC Members


3:30 pm
Overview of NCHS Data Dissemination - Who are NCHS Data Users?
Linda Washington and Rob Weinzimer, NCHS


3:50 pm
Discussion-BSC Members


4:15 pm
Panel Discussion - Data for Policy and Decision-making
Peter Kemper, Ph.D., Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Michael O’Grady, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS
Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget


5:15 pm
Discussion-BSC Members


5:30 pm


April 23, 2004


8:30 am
Who uses NCHS data and how? Part I-Value of Data in Assessing Health Status
Sherry A. M. Glied, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


9:30 am
Discussion-BSC Members


10:15 am


10:30 am
Who uses NCHS data and how? Part II
Dan Gaylin, Senior Vice President and Director of Health Survey, Program, and Policy Research, National Opinion Research Center
Mark Hayward, Ph.D., Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Judy Kasper, Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ron Kessler, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard University School of Public Health


11:45 am
Discussion-BSC Members


12:15 pm
Lunch Break


1:00 pm
Perspective of collaborators – What are National health data needs?
Carolyn Clancy, M.D., M.P.H., Director, AHRQ
Dixie Snider, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Deputy Director for Public Health Science, CDC
Van Hubbard, M.D., PhD, Director, Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, NIH


2:00 pm
General discussion and Recommendations for Future Activities BSC members and Speakers/Panelists


2:30 pm
Public Comment


2:45 pm
Announcements Linda Blankenbake


3:15 pm


Future meetings

  • September 9-10, 2004 2005
  • January 27-28, 2005
  • April 7-8, 2005
  • September 15-16, 2005
  • January 12-13, 2006 (proposed)


Please note: Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Kindly mute pagers and cell phones




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