Freddie L. Pruitt III, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

  • Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology
  • Office of Data Sharing
  • Scientific Policy and Program Branch A
  • Current Role

    Current Role

    Through my work with NCI’s Office of Data Sharing, I advise on and coordinate efforts concerning policies, technology, and operations that streamline NCI’s data access process. I also serve as part of NCI’s data access committee, facilitating review for controlled-access data, and as a genomic program administrator.

  • Projects


    Photo portrays a small child in a blue dress sitting and holding a stuffed teddy bear and talking with a doctor. Although she has cancer, as shown by her cancer-related hair loss, she’s happy and smiling at her doctor.

    Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)

    Develops means to collect and share childhood cancer data to learn from every child with cancer.
    Photo shows a group of multinational children sitting closely together and smiling a the camera.

    Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Access Comittee

    Grants researchers access to controlled childhood cancer and structural birth defects data.
    Photo shows four clinicians sitting at a table. A tablet, laptop, phone, and paper files and documents are on the table. Three doctors are listening as one is speaking.

    NCI Data Access Committee

    Reviews requests to access data in the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes.
  • Publications
  • In the News

    In the News

    If you’re attending the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting (either in person or virtual), don’t miss these data science sessions, poster presentations, and the NCI exhibit booth, where you can hear more about our programs and activities!
  • Background



    • Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Previous Work

    • Scientific Program Manager, NCI CBIIT
    • Communications Manager, NCI Office of Cancer Genomics
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medical Center

    Recent Awards

    • 2021 NCI Director’s Award, for work on the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program Team
    • 2021 NCI Director’s Award, for work on NCI’s Equity and Inclusion Group
    • 2020 NCI Director’s Award, for work on the NCI-Data Access Committee Coordination Team