Amanda Vogel is a health scientist in the Education Branch within NCATS’ Office of Policy, Communications and Education, where she develops resources to guide, facilitate and support advances in translational science education and training. These include conceptual contributions such as NCATS’ Translational Science Principles, evaluation methods and instruments, and funding opportunities. Vogel applies her expertise in the Science of Team Science (SciTS) field and evaluation of NIH funding initiatives to the Education Branch’s activities.
Prior to joining NCATS in September 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; and 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 evaluation of research and training initiatives.