Health Scientist Administrator
Dr. Spittel received his Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Spittel joined OBSSR in 2011 and is the program coordinator for the following Trans-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements: Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01, R21) and Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01, R21, R03). Dr. Spittel is a professional member of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). Previously, Dr. Spittel served as a Program Officer (PO) at the Demographic and Behavior Sciences Branch (DBSB) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In this capacity, Dr. Spittel managed and led a scientific portfolio of research grants, program projects, institutional training grants, SBIR/STTR projects, fellowships, contracts, and various career awards. He also served as the Program Scientist/Officer for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), Community Child Health Network, and co-managed the DBSB pre and post-doc training program. Before joining the NIH, Dr. Spittel was an associate service fellow in the Mortality Statistics Branch (MSB) at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).