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CDC Leadership

CDC Director

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

	Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, took the helm as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on June 8, 2009. Dr. Frieden has worked to control health threats from infectious diseases, respond to emergencies, and battle the leading causes of suffering and death in our nation and around the world.

As the director of our nation’s health protection agency, he is leading CDC to address challenging health priorities.

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Principal Deputy Director of CDC

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS)

	Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS) , Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service, Principal Deputy Director of CDC/ATSDR
Anne Schuchat, M.D. has been Principal Deputy Director for CDC since September 2015. Dr. Schuchat began her public health career in 1988 when she came to CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. She was director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases from 2006-2015.

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The CDC Leaders

Associate Director for Communication

Katherine Lyon Daniel, PhD

	Associate Director for Communication

Katherine Lyon Daniel, PhD, Associate Director, is responsible for providing guidance and leadership in the development and implementation of CDC′s communication strategies.

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Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety

Steve Monroe, PhD

	Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety
Steve Monroe, PhD, is the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety (ADLSS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He oversees the Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety (OADLSS) which provides high-level oversight and coordination of critical laboratory policies and operations, particularly those associated with laboratory safety and quality management programs at all CDC campuses.

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Associate Director for Policy

John Auerbach, MBA

	Associate Director for Policy for CDC

John Auerbach is the associate director for policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the acting director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). He oversees the Office of the Associate Director for Policy, which focuses on the promotion of public health and prevention as components of health care and payment reform and health system transformation. As acting director of OSTLTS, he oversees key activities and technical assistance that support the nation’s health departments and the public health system. 

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Associate Director for Science

Harold W. Jaffe, MD, MA

	Harold W. Jaffe, MD, MA

Harold W. Jaffe, MD, MA, has been appointed as Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An internationally recognized scientist and public health leader, Dr. Jaffe is returning to CDC from the University of Oxford, UK, where he has served as Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health and Fellow of St Cross College since 2004.

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Director, CDC Washington Office

Dena S. Morris, MPP

	Dena S. Morris, MPP

Dena Morris is the Director of the CDC Washington Office (CDCW), which serves as a critical link between CDC and the Washington policy community. CDCW translates CDC’s critical work to Members of Congress and identifies opportunities for CDC to engage in important public health policy developments on Capitol Hill.

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Chief Operating Officer

Sherri A. Berger, MSPH

	Sherri A. Berger, MSPH, Chief Operating Officer, CDC

Sherri A. Berger, MSPH, became Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of 10 major operating divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in August 2011. As COO, she oversees management, facilities, and operations at the Atlanta-based public health agency. She provides substantial strategic direction for CDC’s 10,000 employees, 5,000 contractors, and $13 billion budget – while ensuring CDC has proper resources to fulfill its critical work to save lives and protect people from health threats.

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Chief of Staff

Carmen Villar, MSW

	Carmen Villar, MSW

Carmen Villar is Chief of Staff for CDC and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Office of the Director. She will resolve issues that cross organizational lines, coordinate decision-making processes, and help CDC focus on its highest priority initiatives.

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Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO)

Reginald R. Mebane, MS

	Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO)

Reginald R. Mebane, MS, is currently the Director of CDC’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO). As Director, Mr. Mebane is responsible for advising and counseling CDC′s executive leadership team on a variety of equal employment opportunity, diversity management, civil rights and human resources issues impacting the agency′s complex and diverse global workforce.

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Associate Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA

	Associate Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, serves as Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, she oversees the work of CDC's Offices of Minority Health & Health Equity and Women's Health, and of Diversity & Inclusion Management. Dr. Liburd has decades of experience in community health, health disparities, and social determinants of health.

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Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)

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John Auerbach, MBA

	Deputy Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)

John Auerbach is the associate director for policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the acting director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). He oversees the Office of the Associate Director for Policy, which focuses on the promotion of public health and prevention as components of health care and payment reform and health system transformation. As acting director of OSTLTS, he oversees key activities and technical assistance that support the nation’s health departments and the public health system. 

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Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)

Stephen C. Redd, MD, (RADM, USPHS)

	Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS), is the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This office is responsible for all of CDC's public health preparedness and response activities.

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Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM

	Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

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Director, Center for Global Health (CGH)

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Rebecca Martin, PhD

	Acting Director, Center for Global Health (CGH)

Rebecca Martin, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 2012, Dr. Martin has served as the Director for the Global Immunization Division, in CGH, which leads CDC’s global polio eradication efforts, accelerated disease control for vaccine-preventable diseases, introduction of new and underutilized vaccines, and the strengthening of immunization systems.

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Deputy Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)

Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACP

	Deputy Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)

Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACP, is the CDC Deputy Director for the Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS). OPHSS is comprised of the National Center for Health Statistics and the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS – proposed). Previously, Dr. Richards served as Director for the Immunization Services Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC.

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Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

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

	Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS), is the first permanent director of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Director, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Charles J. Rothwell, MBA, MS

	Director, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Charles J. Rothwell, MBA, MS, serves as the director for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). His center conducts a number of nationwide surveys that provide information on health status and on the healthcare system. He came to Federal government service in 1987 as Associate Director of NCHS responsible for IT and information services of the Center.

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Deputy Director, Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH)

Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH (RADM, USPHS)

	Deputy Director, Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH)

Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH (RADM, USPHS), is the CDC Deputy Director for the Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH). In this position, she is responsible for providing guidance and leadership to the CDC′s scientific and programmatic portfolios.

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Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MS hyg

	Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

Coleen A. Boyle, PhD, MS hyg, received her MS(hyg) in biostatistics and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training in epidemiologic methods at Yale University.

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Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH

	Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH, is the director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a position she assumed on January 4, 2010.  Prior to becoming director of NCCDPHP, Dr. Bauer held various chronic disease prevention leadership positions at the New York State Department of Health, the Florida Department of Health, and the Louisiana Office of Public Health, where she was stationed as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer.

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Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR)

Pat Breysse, PhD

	Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR)

Pat Breysse, PhD, joined CDC in December 2014 as the Director of NCEH/ATSDR. Dr. Breysse leads CDC’s efforts to investigate the relationship between environmental factors and health. He came to CDC from the Johns Hopkins University where he served as Associate Chair for Educational Programs within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Program Director for the Industrial Hygiene Training Program, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment.

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Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Debra Houry, MD, MPH

	Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Debra Houry, MD, MPH, is the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at CDC. In this role, Dr. Houry leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. She joined the CDC in October 2014.

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Deputy Director, Office of Infectious Diseases (OID)

Rima Khabbaz, MD

	Deputy Director, Office of Infectious Diseases (OID)

Rima Khabbaz, MD, is the CDC Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases (OID).  As such, she provides leadership to the efforts of CDC’s infectious disease national centers and helps to advance the Agency’s cross-cutting infectious disease priorities including the integration of advanced molecular detection (AMD) technologies into public health.  

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Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

Nancy Messonnier, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

	Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

Nancy Messonnier, MD is Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). Since beginning her public health career in 1995 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in 1995 in the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Dr. Messonnier has held a number of leadership posts across CDC and within NCIRD.

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Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH

	Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH, is the director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). She provides leadership for the prevention and control of a broad spectrum of infectious diseases, including rare but deadly diseases like Ebola and anthrax, and more common conditions like foodborne diseases and healthcare-associated and antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, (RADM, USPHS)

	Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)

Dr. Mermin served as Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP. Under his leadership, the Division spearheaded a new approach to HIV prevention, called High Impact Prevention, that aligned funding with epidemiology and ensured program and research activities had the greatest effect on reducing incidence and improving health equity.

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