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Office of the Director

The Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) provides scientific services, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC’s national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats.

CSELS Objectives

  • Be a strong partner within CDC and for its external stakeholders
  • Be a leader in developing, adopting, and integrating sound public health surveillance and epidemiologic practices, based on advances in informatics, epidemiology, laboratory science, and public health research
  • Be the leader in the science of public health workforce development, with educational programs, instructional materials, and other CDC resources renowned for superior quality and relevance, including highly qualified, high-performing public health practitioners.

View the CSELS OD Organizational Chart

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