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The CDC Spokespersons section provides information for journalists on CDC experts who often speak to the press. This list includes specially knowledgeable and trained CDC employees in various fields of expertise. Please call the Division of Media Relations at (404) 639-3286 if you would like to interview one of our experts.

Michael J. Beach, PhD

Michael J. Beach, PhD

Michael J. Beach, PhD is the Associate Director for Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases.

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Michael Bell, MD

Michael Bell, MD

Michael Bell, MD is Deputy Director of Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Christopher R. Braden, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

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Christopher R. Braden, MD (CAPT, USPHS) is a medical epidemiologist and the Director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.

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John T. Brooks, MD

John T. Brooks, MD

John T. Brooks, MD led the Medical Care Task Force early in CDC’s 2014 Ebola response. He is a medical epidemiologist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Inger K. Damon, MD, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)

Inger K. Damon, MD, PhD (CAPT, USPHS

Inger K. Damon, MD, PhD (CAPT, USPHS) is the Ebola Response Team Incident Commander at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH is the director for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

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Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS) is a captain in the United States Public Health Service and serves as the deputy director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at CDC.

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Katherine Lyon-Daniel, PhD

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Dr. Katherine Lyon Daniel is Associate Director for Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she applies behavioral science, health communication, and social marketing principles to improve public health and people’s lives.

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Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS)

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS)

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS) serves as Scientific Advisor for Public Affairs in the Division of Public Affairs in CDC's Office of the Associate Director for Communication Science.

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Joshua A. Mott, MA, EMT-P, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)

Joshua A. Mott, MA, EMT-P, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)

Joshua A. Mott, MA, EMT-P, PhD (CAPT, USPHS) is the Branch Chief of the Epidemiology Workforce Branch, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, and Chief of the EIS Program. He is also a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service.

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Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS)

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS)

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS) serves as director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

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Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP is the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

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Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS) is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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