NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Strategic Planning Working Group

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An initial step in the ODP’s strategic planning process was the recruitment of a working group composed of NIH scientific program and strategic planning experts, as well as representatives from other federal agencies, the extramural research community, the health care sector, and the patient community. The Strategic Planning Working Group was charged with the following:

  • Making recommendations on the scope of the plan and the planning timeline.
  • Reviewing and providing advice on new mission and vision statements and strategic priorities.
  • Reviewing and providing advice on the objectives, measures, and tactics identified to implement the plan.
  • Providing advice on key stakeholder groups, informing the selection of questions for each stakeholder group, and recommending engagement strategies.
  • Recommending strategies for assessing progress of the implementation of the plan.

Carter Blakey
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Barbara Bowman, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LaVarne Burton, M.A.
American Kidney Fund

Alan J. Christensen, Ph.D.
The University of Iowa

Robert Croyle, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D.
University of Chicago

Robert Kaplan, Ph.D.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health

Michael McGinnis, M.D., M.P.P.
Institute of Medicine

David M. Murray, Ph.D. (chair)
Office of Disease Prevention
National Institutes of Health

Paul Scott, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Glorian Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health

Reed Tuckson, M.D.
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC