CDC plays a critical role in promoting global immunization at the global, regional, and country levels by providing scientific leadership and guidance to implement evidence-based strategies to control, eliminate and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year marks the 50th anniversary of CDC’s global immunization leadership, which began with the establishment of CDC’s Smallpox Eradication Program in 1966.
Dr. Stephen L. Cochi is currently (since 2006) the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global Immunization Division (GID). He holds a B.S. from MIT, an M.D. from Duke University, and an M.P.H. from Emory University. Dr. Cochi completed residency training in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in preventive medicine at the CDC. In addition, he completed CDC’s two-year Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) training program in 1984.
Learn more 50 Years of Global Immunization Progress.