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The mission of the Office of Public Health Scientific Services is to lead, promote, and facilitate science standards and policies to reduce the burden of diseases in the United States and globally.


Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS), Director

Providing 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.



National Center for Health Statistics

Charles Rothwell, Director

Providing statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the nation's leading health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.