CDC logoSafer Healthier People  CDC HomeCDC SearchCDC Health Topics A-Z
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Skip navigation links Search NIOSH  |  NIOSH Home  |  NIOSH Topics  |  Site Index  |  Databases and Information Resources  |  NIOSH Products  |  Contact Us

NIOSH Respiratory Diseases Research Program

Evidence Package for the National Academies' Review 2006-2007

NIOSH Programs > Respiratory Diseases > Evidence Package > 2. Introduction to the Program

2.3 Organizational Structure and Management

previous 2.2 History | 2.4 Resources next

As noted in chapter 1, RDRP is a newly-created matrix management structure that provides programmatic leadership for activities relevant to occupational respiratory diseases across all of NIOSH’s traditional organizational units. As seen in Figure 4, almost every Division within NIOSH conducts respiratory research and is therefore a component of RDRP.

Figure 4: NIOSH Organizational breakdown to the Division/Branch level, indicating those branches with RDRP membership

Figure 4: NIOSH Organizational breakdown to the Division/Branch level, indicating those branches with RDRP membership

To provide leadership and coordination of respiratory diseases research across NIOSH, a Cross-Sector Steering Committee was established for RDRP this year. Members of this committee are drawn from all of the NIOSH divisions and laboratories, as well as from the NIOSH Office of the Director (Table 3). A key component of the steering committee is representation from the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs, to assure communication and coordination between intramural and extramural efforts. The steering committee has been empowered to mold activities in respiratory diseases through its abilities to review and rank competitive intramural funding requests and through its access to the NIOSH Office of the Director. The steering committee has also been empowered to review all in-house projects relevant to respiratory diseases on an annual basis and provide feedback to divisions about each project’s relevance and level of priority. The steering committee will also engage in strategic planning guided by the

RDRP logic model described later in this chapter (Figure 5). The steering committee will serve as a powerful force to coordinate and promote respiratory diseases research in both the intramural and extramural settings.

Table 3

Cross-Sector Steering Committee
Respiratory Diseases Research Program
September 5, 2006

Name

Affiliation

Committee Role

David Weissman

DRDS

Manager

Ainsley Weston

DRDS

Coordinator

Jay Colinet

PRL

Assistant coordinator

Roland BerryAnn

NPPTL

Member

Vince Castranova

HELD

Member

David Dankovic

EID

Member

Bridgette Garrett

OD (OEP)

Member

Christopher Gjessing

DART

Member

Mary Griffin

OD

Member

Arthur Miller

SRL

Member

Tim Pizatella

DSR

Member

Tami Sawyer

OD

Member

Doug Trout

DSHEFS

Member