Office of the Director (OD)

Directs the activities of AHRQ to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives.

The Director of AHRQ is Dr. Andrew Bindman.

Specifically, the Office of the Director:

  • Provides overall leadership for the Agency.
  • Maintains the scientific integrity and objectivity of the Agency's research.
  • Directs and coordinates the Agency's research, research training programs, and dissemination activities.
  • Ensures that Agency programs support Administration goals and objectives.
  • Represents the Agency within the Department, at the highest levels of Government, and to the public.
  • Coordinates the legislative activities of the Agency, the review and clearance of Department and other Federal policies and regulations, and reports to Congress.
  • Controls the flow of correspondence and official documents entering and leaving the Agency.
  • Manages the National Advisory Council.
  • Supports the AHRQ Ombuds.
Page last reviewed March 2016
Internet Citation: Office of the Director (OD). March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.