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Malin appointed to CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors

Apr. 29, 2021, 9:08 AM


by Mia Garchitorena

Bradley Malin, PhD

Bradley Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through 2024.

The NCHS agency is tasked with compiling statistical information on Americans and produces a wide range of health surveys to help guide public health and health policy decisions. These surveys cover a variety of health issues, including COVID-19, obesity rates, infant mortality, nutrition, prescription drug use, health insurance coverage and more.

The BSC is an appointed committee charged with providing advice and making recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, the director of the CDC and the director of the NCHS.

These recommendations assist with the organization’s scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies and priorities of the NCHS.

The BSC is also responsible for surveying the respective disciplines of the board’s members, as well as recommending workshops, symposia or education programs for all board members.

Malin is the vice chair for Research Affairs and co-directs the Vanderbilt Health Data Science Center and the Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research.

His research focuses on big data management, health data analytics, privacy and security and has received funding through various grants from the National Science Foundation, NIH and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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