NCHS Organization

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

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NCHS Organizational Chart

Office of the Director

Jennifer H. Madans, Ph.D.
Acting Director

Deputy Director

Amy Branum, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director for Science


Office of Management and Operations

Michael H. Sadagursky
Management Officer

  • Business Operations and Services Staff
  • Business Logistics Staff
  • Workforce and Career Development Staff

Office of Planning, Budget and Legislation

Susan Queen, Ph.D.

Office of Information Services

Sherry Brown-Scoggins
Acting Director

  • Information Dissemination Staff
  • Information Design and Publishing Staff

Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff

Donna Pickett

Office of Information Technology

Sherry Brown-Scoggins

  • Information Technology Solutions Services Staff

Office of Analysis and Epidemiology

Irma Arispe, Ph.D.

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

Division of Vital Statistics

Steven Schwartz, Ph.D.

  • Data Acquisition Classification and Evaluation Branch
  • Mortality Statistics Branch
  • Reproductive Statistics Branch
  • Information Technology Branch

Division of Health Care Statistics

Denys Lau

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

Division of Health Interview Statistics

Stephen Blumberg, Ph.D.

  • Data Production and Systems Branch
  • Survey Planning and Special Surveys Branch
  • Data Analysis and Quality Assurance Branch

Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

Kathryn Porter, M.D.

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

Division of Research and Methodology

Jennifer Parker, Ph.D.

  • Collaborating Center for Statistical Research and Survey Design
  • Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research
  • Research Data Center
Page last reviewed: March 1, 2019