Amanda Cash

Amanda Cash, Director, Division of Evidence,

Amanda Cash

Director, Division of Evidence, Evaluation and Data Policy

Amanda Cash is the Director of the Division of Evidence, Evaluation, and Data Policy within the Office of Science and Data Policy in ASPE. In this role, Amanda leads a multidisciplinary team of analysts to conduct policy analysis, research and coordinate activities focused on evidence-based policymaking, data and data science policy, and privacy and information policy for HHS. Amanda originally joined ASPE in 2011 as the CDC Team Lead, managing a portfolio related to policies and programs of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She transitioned to the Senior Advisor for Evidence and Evaluation in 2015, where she worked more on evaluation and evidence-based policymaking for the Department. In 2018, she took over as co-chair for the Federal Task Force on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria to assist with measurement for and development of the new National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

Prior to joining ASPE, from 2007 to 2011, Amanda worked in the Office of Planning and Evaluation at the Health Resources and Services Administration on public health and childhood obesity issues. In this role, she managed and consulted on evaluation design and implementation for programs like the text4baby evaluation. She also designed and implemented the Prevention Center for Healthy Weight in 2010. Prior to joining the federal government, Amanda concluded her doctoral work in epidemiology by conducting a randomized school-based intervention to prevent and attenuate childhood obesity in a school district in southwest Oklahoma City. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Houston, and Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. Amanda is a native of Texas, and she currently lives in the District of Columbia with her cat and miniature dachshund.