Staff Profile: Amanda L. Vogel

Amanda L. Vogel, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Health Scientist Administrator

Office of Policy, Communications and Education
Education Branch

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Amanda Vogel is a health scientist administrator in the Education Branch of the Office of Policy, Communications and Education at NCATS, where she develops resources to facilitate and support education and training in translational science. Vogel applies expertise from the Science of Team Science (SciTS) to the Education Branch’s activities.

Prior to joining NCATS in September 2019, Vogel worked at the National Cancer Institute, where 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. Vogel co-led the development of the Team Science Toolkit with Dr. Kara Hall and developed the Collaboration Planning Approach with Dr. Hall and Dr. Kevin Crowston.

Vogel has provided longstanding leadership for the SciTS field as a planning committee member (2013–2018) and program chair (2015) for the SciTS Conference. She was founding membership chair (2018) of the International Network for the Science of Team Science. In addition, she served on the Collaboration and Team Science Subcommittee of the federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program of the National Science and Technology Council (2011–2016).

Prior to her work at NIH, Vogel’s research focused on graduate health professions education 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 in health and social behavior at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research Topics

Vogel’s research interests include effective collaboration in science to advance research innovation, sophistication, rigor and speed; new career pathways in translational science and the science of team science; and mixed-methods evaluation of research and training initiatives.

Selected Publications

  1. Strategies for Team Science Success: Handbook of Evidence-based Principles for Cross-Disciplinary Science and Practical Lessons Learned from Health Researchers
  2. Understanding the Value of International Research Networks: An Evaluation of the International Cancer Screening Network of the US National Cancer Institute
  3. Creating the Conditions for Implementing Team Principles in Cancer Care
  4. Pioneering the Transdisciplinary Team Science Approach: Lessons Learned from National Cancer Institute Grantees
  5. Influence of a National Cancer Institute transdisciplinary research and training initiative on trainees' transdisciplinary research competencies and scholarly productivity