National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee Member (ex officio)
Dr. Sondik is Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Nation’s principal health statistics agency responsible for monitoring America’s health and health system. The Center is one of the designated statistical agencies of the United States, which together conduct the major statistical programs of the Federal government. In carrying out its mission, NCHS conducts a wide-ranging program of research and analysis in health and vital statistics, epidemiology, and the statistical sciences, all aimed at supporting government and private sector policy development and research. Dr. Sondik also serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, providing technical and policy advice on statistical and health information issues. In this capacity he also serves on the HHS Data Council, the body that reviews HHS data policy and related issues. Dr. Sondik is a member of the Interagency Committee on Statistical Policy, along with the leaders of the other designated statistical agencies.