Nancy Breen, Ph.D.

Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data
Phone: 301-402-4483

Dr. Nancy Breen is an economist at the Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation, and Scientific Policy. Her work includes developing health disparities databases and information technology (IT) systems; disseminating health disparities methods, measurements, and IT systems via workshops, conferences, and publications; initiating and leading research on various aspects related to the economic burden of health disparities; and working with data management, analyses, and scientific reviews.

Dr. Breen’s research and areas of interest include methods and measurement science for health disparities research; the economic burden of health disparities; health services, especially prevention services; and the socioeconomic determinants of health disparities.

Prior to coming to NIMHD, Dr. Breen was an economist for the National Cancer Institute for 25 years. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the New School of Social Research and BA (double major) in political science and French from California State College, Fullerton.