BRITE Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays has been appointed by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to fill the House of Representatives seat on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
The committee serves as a public advisory body to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Eighteen individuals serve on the committee at a time, and they are selected from a pool of nominees distinguished in health sciences, health care and public health fields. While 16 members are selected by Sebelius, two are chosen by Congress. Dr. Mays is part of the latter group. The committee serves as a national forum on health data and information systems to enable the evolution of public and private health information systems toward more uniform, shared data standards, operating within a framework that protects privacy and security. Read more about the National Committee on Vital Health Statistics here. Read an interview with Dr. Mays about her appointment in the Los Angeles Wave here.