CGH Principal Deputy Director:Patricia M. Simone, MD, CAPT, USPHS
Patricia M. Simone is the Principal Deputy Director of the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH). Dr Simone most recently served as the Director of the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, providing leadership in building Ministry of Health capacity internationally through the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and the Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP).
Dr Simone received her B.S. from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She completed her residency at Vanderbilt University and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Colorado and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine with a focus on tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. She joined CDC in 1992 in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, later serving as the Chief of the Field Services Branch. She has also held CDC positions as the Chief of the Prevention Support Office in the Office of the Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention; Associate Director for Science, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine during the response to SARS; and Associate Director for Program Development, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.