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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 the NCHS Organizational Chart to learn more about NCHS' organizational structure.

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Office of the Director

Charles Rothwell

Nathaniel Schenker, Ph.D.
Deputy Director

Jennifer H. Madans, Ph.D.
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
Associate Director


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
Acting Chief


Office of Information Technology

Sherry Brown-Scoggins
Acting Director

  • 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

Delton Atkinson

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

Marcie Cynamon

  • 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 S. Porter, M.D.

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


Division of Research and Methodology

Nathaniel Schenker, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director

  • Collaberation Center for Statistical Research and Survey Design
  • Collaberation Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research
  • Research Data Center