Vincent A. Campbell, PhD biography

Dr. Vincent A. Campbell is Associate Director for Science in the Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In that position, he is responsible for excellence in the scientific work of the division staff. He began his career at CDC in 1997 as a health scientist in what was then the Office of Disability and Health, National Center for Environmental Health. His primary responsibilities were to develop and monitor a surveillance program to determine the health status of people with disabilities, identify particular health risks in this population, and make information available to national and state health agencies and others with an interest in disability. Dr. Campbell has served as science advisor to a number of disability and health state projects and research grants. Since coming to CDC, he has worked with several interagency committees on disability; he was CDC's liaison for Surgeon General Satcher's initiative on improving the health of people with mental retardation. He has published several papers and spoken at numerous national conferences on health surveillance and comparative health status of people with disabilities. His particular interest is in the health issues of people with intellectual disability.

Before coming to CDC, Dr. Campbell was Director of Data Analysis and Research with the Alabama Department of mental Health and Mental Retardation and Senior Scientist at the Civitan International Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Alabama.