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

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

“Progress in public health moves at the speed of trust.”

—Michael Iademarco

Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPHMichael Iademarco is the director of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the 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 the most urgent health threats.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Iademarco served as the 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, Dr. Iademarco 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, he served as Associate Director for Science for the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, where he oversaw the issuance of major TB guidelines.

Dr. 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 holds the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health Service, having served in the Commissioned Corps since 1998. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.