AcademyHealth Methods Council Members
Edward Sondik, Ph.D., is the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the principal health statistics agency of the United States with responsibility to monitor the Nation's health. At NCHS, Dr. Sondik directs a wide-ranging program of research and analysis in health statistics and epidemiology. Dr. Sondik also serves as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health statistics, providing technical and policy advice on statistical and health information issues. Before Dr. Sondik's appointment as NCHS Director in April 1996, he was Acting Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Earlier at NCI he served as Associate Director of the Surveillance Program and as Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.