Health Scientist Administrator
Dr. Spittel received his Masters and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Spittel joined the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in 2011 and is the program coordinator for the following NIH-wide 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 and the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. Previously, Dr. Spittel served as a program officer 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, small business innovation research (SBIR)/small business technology transfer research (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, Data Sharing for Demographic Research, and Community Child Health Network and co-managed the DBSB pre- and postdoctoral training program. Before joining the NIH, Dr. Spittel was an associate service fellow in the Mortality Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics.