Dr. Rashida Dorsey is the Director of Data Development and Information Products Division and Senior Advisor on Data Strategy in the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. She leads the Division in managing the agency’s data collection responsibilities under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and oversees the development and integration of EEOC data into an array of products for use both inside and outside of the agency. She is leading efforts to modernize the agencies data collection and reporting activities. She is also leading work to support the EEOC’s implementation of the Evidence Act and Federal Data Strategy.
 
Prior to joining the EEOC, Dr. Dorsey worked in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leadership and management positions with data, statistical, disparities and equity focal areas.  In the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, she served as the Director of Data Policy and Senior Advisor on Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Office of Science and Data Policy. As Division Director, she developed and led a program of research, policy analysis, evaluation and data development in data and statistical priority areas. During her tenure at HHS, Dr. Dorsey also served as the Director of the Division of Policy and Data at the HHS Office of Minority Health.  She led the development of minority health policy research and evaluation projects, data policy and collection initiatives aimed to improve the availability of data for racial and ethnic populations, evaluation methods for minority health initiatives, data briefs on minority health, and Congressional Reports on minority health.  Dr. Dorsey is a leader in demographic data collection standards, data coordination and data collection strategy at the federal level, data development on racial and ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations, minority health and health disparities- including developing, monitoring and evaluating strategic plans for racial/ethnic populations. Dr. Dorsey received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh and her MPH from Saint Louis University.