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Anderton - Leadership

John Anderton, PhD, MPA

Associate Director for Communication

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

John P. Anderton is the Associate Director for Communication in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS). Dr. Anderton specializes in communications planning and evaluation, social influence theory, persuasion, and innovative communications technologies. Before joining CDC, Anderton was a Program Director with the American Diabetes Association and a science educator at a planetarium in Wichita, Kansas.

At CDC, Dr. Anderton has planned and launched national health campaigns promoting childhood immunization, stomach ulcer treatment, HIV testing, and electronic medical records. Anderton also teaches media engagement sessions, rooted in his experiences during the Washington DC anthrax attacks of 2001 and the influenza vaccine shortage of 2003.

Dr. Anderton’s doctorate degree is in health promotion and behavior from the University of Georgia, and his master’s degree is in public and urban administration from Georgia State University.