Board of Scientific Counselors, NCEH/ATSDR

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 The information on this page is no longer being updated.

BSC Overview

NCEH/ATSDR established the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) in April 2004. According to its Federal Advisory Committee Act charter, the purpose of the BSC is to serve as an advisory committee and support CDC’s mission to protect public health.

The BSC provides advice and guidance to:

  • Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Director, CDC
  • Director, NCEH/ATSDR

The BSC’s advice and guidance assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring

  • Scientific Quality
  • Timeliness
  • Utility
  • Dissemination of Results

The purpose of the LPP Subcommittee is to provide expertise on public health policies and practices relevant to lead poisoning prevention; and to conduct preparatory research, analysis, and other developmental activities involving more detailed work that cannot be practically accomplished by the full committee.

Page last reviewed: June 24, 2019