Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) provides overall planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute's programs. The OD collects, develops, and disseminates information on heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. It provides leadership in assessing and disseminating information for the scientific community and the public, and establishes internal Institute policy for program and administrative operations, maintaining surveillance over their implementation.

Division Leadership

What We Do

Office of Management

The Office of Management (OM) provides strategic leadership, direction, oversight and consultation on the business operations of the Institute. The Executive Office provides strategic direction and leadership to the business operations of the Institute, including the development and management of policies, procedures and risk management necessary for trans-NHLBI programs; human capital and workforce planning; data analytics; and reporting on the Institute’s activities. The office also provides oversight and management of complex Institute projects involving business modernization, space and technology.


Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications

The Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications (OSPEEC) provides leadership in comprehensive, integrated, and technology-driven communications for all matters relating to outreach-oriented programs and activities directed toward the Institute's vision and mission. OSPEEC serves as the Institute’s focal point for establishing and implementing information and education programs; develops short-and long-term communication policies and strategies in support of the mission and priorities of the NHLBI; addresses emerging and evolving communications, science planning and policy issues in consultation with internal and external stakeholders; provides a comprehensive and integrated information dissemination and education capability to ensure rapid, accurate, and consistent communications to the constituencies served by NHLBI; sets and provides oversight of policies and processes governing public-facing information channels including, but not limited to, NHLBI’s digital platforms; promotes the evolving NHLBI identity. OSPEEC consists of three branches: the Engagement and Media Relations Branch; the Health Education and Digital Information Dissemination Branch; and the Science Policy, Outreach, and Reporting Branch.