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Acting Director of the Global Immunization Division (GID): Peter Bloland, DVM, MPVM

Dr. Peter Bloland is the Acting Director of the Global Immunization Division (GID), in the Center for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which leads CDC’s global polio eradication efforts, accelerated disease control for vaccine-preventable diseases, and strengthening the delivery of immunization services. Peter began his career with CDC in 1989, while assigned to the Malaria Branch during his time with the Epidemic Intelligence Service. He held various positions within the Malaria Branch for 15 years, focused primarily on epidemiology and control of antimalarial drug resistance and the consequences of treatment failure, national- and global-level malaria treatment policies and guidelines, and malaria control in complex humanitarian crises. Then he served as the Associate Director for Global Health at CDC’s National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases from 2006-2009. Once CDC established the Center for Global Health, Dr. Bloland joined the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development as Associate Director for Science and Program from 2009-2011 and as Division Director from 2011-2013. In mid-2013, Peter joined GID, where he first served as Team Lead for Strengthening Quality and Use of Immunization Data and now as Chief of the Strategic Information and Workforce Development Branch. Dr. Bloland is a veterinarian by training. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis in 1987 and earned a Master’s in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 1989.
  • Page last reviewed: September 10, 2015
  • Page last updated: September 10, 2015
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