Amanda Vogel is the acting chief of the Education Branch within NCATS’ Office of Policy, Communications and Education, where she provides leadership and coordination for Center-wide efforts to advance translational science education and training. Key goals of the Branch include advancing core content for translational science education and training, developing and disseminating evidence-informed practices for translational science education and training, and expanding and diversifying the translational science workforce. Related activities include developing the NCATS Translational Science Principles; piloting and evaluating case study–based courses in translational science for the broad biomedical community; and offering a range of opportunities to explore and enter careers in translational science. These activities are conducted and delivered through robust partnerships across NCATS.
Vogel applies her expertise in programmatic development, evaluation of large initiatives, and the Science of Team Science (SciTS) field to the Education Branch’s activities. Prior to joining NCATS in 2019, Vogel worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where she contributed to advancing the emerging SciTS field. In this capacity, she conducted original empirical research to assess the added value of team science and identify effective practices for team science. She also developed conceptual, theoretical and practical resources to help facilitate successful scientific collaboration, including the NCI Team Science Toolkit; the edited volume, Strategies for Team Science Success: Handbook of Evidence-Based Principles for Cross-Disciplinary Science and Practical Lessons Learned from Health Researchers (2019); and the Collaboration Planning Approach. Vogel has served in multiple leadership roles with the annual SciTS conference and the International Network for the Science of Team Science.
Prior to her work at NIH, Vogel’s research focused on design, implementation and evaluation of graduate health professions education initiatives and community-based public health interventions for underserved populations.
Vogel earned her doctorate in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her Master’s degree in health and social behavior at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Vogel’s research interests include development of new career pathways in translational science and team science; effective collaboration in science to advance research innovation and impact; and innovations in the evaluation of research and training initiatives.