Office of the Director
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., M.H.S.A., Director
Mamatha S. Pancholi, Deputy Director for Programs
Jeffrey "Jay" Toven, Executive Officer
Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S., Chief Strategy Officer
Karin Rhodes, M.D., M.S., Chief Implementation Officer
Laura L. Sessums, J.D., M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D., Director
Directs the scientific review process for grants and contracts, manages Agency research training programs, evaluates the scientific contribution of proposed and ongoing research and demonstrations; and supports and conducts health services research on priority populations.
- Women's Health.
- Minority Health.
Office of Communications
Howard E. Holland, Director
Designs, develops, implements, and manages programs for disseminating the results of Agency activities with the goal of changing audience behavior.
Office of Management Services
Jeffrey "Jay" Toven, Director
Directs and coordinates Agency-wide program planning and evaluation activities and administrative operations.
Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends
Joel W. Cohen, Ph.D., Director
Conducts, supports, and manages studies of the cost and financing of healthcare, the access to healthcare services and related trends. CFACT also develops data sets to support policy and behavioral research and analyses.
Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Therese Miller, Dr.P.H., Director
Generates new knowledge, synthesizes evidence, and translates science on what works in health care delivery for multiple stakeholders, and catalyzes practice improvement across healthcare setting.
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Craig Umscheid, M.D., M.S., Director
Works to improve the quality and safety of our healthcare system through research and implementation of evidence.