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Iademarco - Leadership

Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH

Captain, U.S. Public Health Service


Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

Dr. Michael Iademarco is director of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His expertise as a physician-scientist and laboratorian provide a strong foundation to lead CDC’s efforts to track America’s health, strengthen laboratory networks, and help public health officials identify urgent health threats.

CSELS provides scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC’s mission. CSELS contains many of CDC’s core scientific services and products, including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the Community Guide, Epi InfoTM, the Epidemic Intelligence Service, the CDC Learning Connection, Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library, and crucial national disease surveillance systems.

Prior to this appointment, Iademarco served as Laboratory Branch Chief of CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, where he oversaw clinical laboratory referral services and helped strengthen laboratory capacity building. From 2006 to 2010, Michael was the Department of Health and Human Services Health Attaché at the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, where he coordinated U.S. health activities for the Embassy and was the in-country representative for the Office of the Secretary. In 2011, he was awarded a Government of Vietnam medal by the country’s prime minister in part for his work against HIV/AIDS. In addition, Michael served as Associate Director for Science for the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, where he oversaw the issuance of major TB guidelines.

Iademarco obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia and master’s degree in public health epidemiology from Saint Louis University. He serves as an attending physician at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.