CGH Associate Director for Policy:Nicole M. Smith, PhD, MPH MPP
Nicole M. Smith, PhD, MPH MPP, is the Associate Director for Policy for the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH). Dr Smith has served as the Associate Director for Policy for the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases since August 2010. Just prior, she served two tours (June-November 2007 and March 2008-August 2010) with the WHO Country Office in Vietnam where she was an Epidemiologist and the Acting Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Team Leader.
She received her B.A. from Brown University and her graduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining CDC, Dr Smith was a project officer for primary care projects in the US-associated Pacific Basin jurisdictions. She started her career with CDC in 1995 as a fellow in the Hepatitis Branch focusing on perinatal hepatitis B prevention. She then served as an Epidemiologist with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists assigned to support the National Immunization Program’s adolescent immunization-related efforts. Dr Smith officially joined CDC in 1998 in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation of the National Immunization Program (NIP) where she was a Program Analyst and Acting Deputy Associate Director. After serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the National Center for Environmental Health, she returned to the policy arena as the Associate Director for Policy, Planning, and Legislation for the NIP/Immunization Services Division. Before her assignment in Vietnam, Dr Smith was the Chief Preparedness Officer and an Epidemiologist in the Influenza Division.