As Director of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Brian C. Moyer, Ph.D., provides executive leadership and strategic direction for the Center’s statistical programs and policies.
Dr. Moyer serves as senior advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and serves as the statistical official for the Department.
Prior to joining NCHS, Dr. Moyer spent more than 25 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce. He served as Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), where he led modernization efforts to improve official economic statistics, including the measures of gross domestic product. Under his leadership, BEA advanced more timely, accurate, and comprehensive statistics for the U.S. economy to promote evidence-based decision making by businesses, policymakers, and households.
Dr. Moyer has contributed widely to the field of economic statistics. Much of his research has focused on improving industry-level statistics, including measures of health care spending. His work has focused on improving volume and price measures for both the goods and services industries, expanding the use of nontraditional data sources and data techniques to modernize statistical operations, and improving the usefulness of official statistics by focusing analysis on key sectors of the U.S. economy.
Dr. Moyer is recognized as an expert in statistical measurement and is an active participant in national and international forums to improve statistics and statistical practices, including the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the American Statistical Association, and the American Economic Association.
He has received numerous awards, both for his management and leadership skills, and for improvements to statistical accounts. Dr. Moyer holds a doctorate in economics from the American University.