Ashley Wilder Smith, PhD, MPH, is Chief of the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition to overseeing the entire portfolio of ORB grants, contracts and research activities, Dr. Smith collaborates on efforts across the NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to study and improve the measurement and evaluation of patient-reported care quality and health outcomes in observational studies, clinical trials, and for use in clinical care. She is currently the NCI Chief Science Officer of IMPACT. She also served as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Science Officer of a trans-NIH initiative to make four person-centered health outcome assessment systems available: PROMIS®, the NIH Toolbox®, Neuro-QOL, and ASCQ-Me™. Dr. Smith earned her MS and PhD degrees in Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship, which included earning an MPH in Epidemiology, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith joined the ORB in 2006 and became Branch Chief in 2014.