Guiding the Nation’s Health Statistics to Improve Population Health
Editor-in-chief Lloyd F. Novick speaks with Dr. Brian C. Moyer, Director of the National Center for Health Statistics, about Healthy People 2030.
Dr. Brian C. Moyer is the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an important resource guiding America’s health. As director, Dr. Moyer provides executive leadership and strategic direction for the Center’s statistical programs and policies. He serves as senior advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services; he also serves as the Statistical Official for the Department. Prior to joining NCHS, Dr. Moyer spent more than 25 years with the US Department of Commerce. He served as Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), where he led modernization efforts to improve official economic statistics, including the measures of gross domestic product.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Moyer about Healthy People 2030 and his role at NCHS in providing statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. Listen to our podcast conversation below. And learn more about Healthy People 2030 in a recent supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice here.
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- Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Previously, he was chair of this Department. He has served as the Commissioner of Health and Secretary for Human Services of Vermont, Director of Health Services for Arizona, and Director of the Office of Public Health for New York State. Previous academic positions include Professor and Director of the Preventive Medicine Program for SUNY Upstate Medical University, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Albany School of Public Health, and Clinical Professor and Director of the Teaching Program in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. He is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. He is also editor of five books, including Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management; Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness; Community-Based Prevention Programs that Work; Public Health Leaders Tell Their Stories; and Health Problems in the Prison Setting. He is past president of the Association of Teachers of Prevention and Research (APTR) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). He has received a number of national awards, including Special Recognition Award, American College of Preventive Medicine (2005); Duncan Clark Award, Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (2003); Yale University Distinguished Service Award (2003); Excellence in Health Administration, American Public Health Association (2001); and the Arthur T. McCormack Award, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (1992). He is a graduate of Colgate University (BA), New York University (MD), and Yale University (MPH).
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