Director for Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
Laurence Slutsker, MD, MPH
Laurence Slutsker is Director for Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria for the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH).
Dr Slutsker received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he holds an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr Slutsker completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is board certified in both internal medicine and preventive medicine. Dr Slutsker joined CDC’s Malaria Branch in 1987 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. He has also held staff positions in HIV/AIDS and diarrheal diseases, and has conducted epidemiologic research on a broad range of topics including causes of infant mortality in developing countries, HIV/AIDS, malaria, diarrheal diseases, and reproductive and general public health in low income settings. From 2001-2006, Dr Slutsker was the Director of the KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration in western Kenya, previously known as “the Kisumu Field Station.”