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NCHS Organization

The National Center for Health Statistics is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services.

View NCHS's Organizational Chart [PDF - 464 KB] to learn more about NCHS's organizational structure.

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Office of the Director

Charles Rothwell

Jennifer H. Madans, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science & Co-Acting Deputy Director

Michael H. Sadagursky
Management Officer & Co-Acting Deputy Director


Office of Management and Operations

Michael H. Sadagursky
Management Officer

  • Administrative Operations Activity
  • Management Systems& Analysis Activity


Office of Research and Methodology

Nathaniel Schenker, Ph.D.
Associate Director

  • Statistical Research & Survey Design Staff
  • Interdisciplinary Research Centers & Laboratories Staff


Office of Planning, Budget and Legislation

Jennifer H. Madans, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director


Office of Information Services

Tammy Stewart-Prather
Acting Director

  • Information Dissemination Staff
  • Information Design and Publishing Staff


Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff

Donna Pickett
Acting Chief


Office of Information Technology


  • Software Solutions & Engineering Staff


Office of Analysis and Epidemiology

Irma Arispe, Ph.D.

  • Health Promotion Statistics Branch
  • Aging & Chronic Disease Statistics Branch
  • Infant, Child & Women's Health Statistics Branch
  • Special Projects Branch
  • Analytic Studies Branch


Division of Vital Statistics

Delton Atkinson

  • Data Acquisition & Evaluation Branch
  • Mortality Statistics Branch
  • Reproductive Statistics Branch
  • Systems, Programming, & Statistical Resources Branch
  • Mortality Medical Classification Branch


Division of Health Care Statistics

Clarice D. Brown

  • Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch
  • Long-Term Care Statistics Branch
  • Technical Services Branch


Division of Health Interview Statistics

Jane F. Gentleman, Ph.D.

  • Data Production & Systems Branch
  • Survey Planning & Special Surveys Branch
  • Data Analysis & quality Assurance Branch


Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

Kathryn S. Porter, M.D.

  • Analysis Branch
  • Informatics Branch
  • Operations Branch
  • Planning Branch


Contact Us:
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    3311 Toledo Rd
    Room 5419
    Hyattsville, MD 20782-2064
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    TTY: 1 (888) 232-6348
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