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Chesley Richards MD, MPH, FACP

CDC Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services

Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACPChesley 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; Director of the Office of Prevention through Healthcare in the CDC Office of the Director and as Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in the National Center for Infectious Diseases at CDC.

Dr. Richards earned his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina, an MPH in Health Policy and Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a graduate of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at CDC and the Program on Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Richards served as the Chief of General Internal Medicine and Associate Director for Internal Medicine Residency Training at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Richards’s interests include patient safety, healthcare quality, preventive services, especially among older adults.