External Peer Reviews

As directed by the June 14, 2019, Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees (EO 13875), CDC has ended the term of this committee. The information on this page is no longer being updated.

From December 2009 through October 2010, the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) performed external peer reviews of NCEH/ATSDR programs. External peer reviews are independent assessments of intramural and extramural research and scientific programs by experts external to CDC/ATSDR.

BSC reviews addressed the following areas of NCEH/ATSDR programs and research activities:

  • Quality of science
  • Accomplishments
  • Public health impact
  • Direction

The BSC performed the following reviews:

  • Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services
  • Division of Laboratory Sciences
  • Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects

Before December 2009, peer review panels performed the external reviews of NCEH/ATSDR programs and activities. These panels consisted of one to two BSC members and other experts in environmental public health external to CDC.

Peer review panels performed the following reviews:

  • National Exposure Registry
  • Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance
  • Environmental Health Services Branch
  • Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch
  • Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine
  • Preparedness and Emergency Response
  • NCEH/ATSDR Clearance and Peer Review
  • Site Specific Activities
Page last reviewed: June 24, 2019