The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is the lead Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) responsible for assessing, facilitating, and stimulating research in disease prevention and health promotion, and disseminating the results of this research to improve public health. Prevention is preferable to treatment, and research on
disease prevention is an important part of the NIH’s mission. The knowledge gained
from this research leads to stronger clinical practice, health policy, and community
ODP collaborates with NIH and other public and private partners to achieve the Office’s
mission and goals. Learn
more about what we do.
The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) was created as an Office within ODP
to enhance research efforts that determine the benefits and risks of dietary supplements.
The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements
by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating
research results, and educating the public. Ultimately, we aim to improve the quality
of life and health in the United States. Learn more about ODS.
ODP is a component of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), which identifies and reports on research on important areas of emerging
scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that
deserve special emphasis. DPCPSI plans and implements trans-NIH initiatives supported
by the NIH Common Fund and coordinates research related to AIDS, behavioral and
social sciences, women’s health, research infrastructure, science education, and
strategic coordination of the NIH Common Fund. Learn more about DPCPSI.
Visit the DPCPSI site to view the organizational structure.
View the NIH organizational chart.
David M. Murray, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Prevention and
Director, Office of Disease Prevention