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If there is an after-hours public health emergency, please call (404) 639-2888 for instructions on getting in touch with the on-call press officer. For after-hours requests that are NOT a public health emergency or a late breaking story, please e-mail us at or call us between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET on the following business day.

Main Press Line

(404) 639-3286
This line is open for media requests from 9:00am to 6:00pm ET.

Infectious Disease Team

(Emerging Diseases, Global Health, Emergency Preparedness, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Travel)
This line is open for media requests from 9:00am to 6:00pm ET.

  • Flu, vaccine safety, measles, mumps, HPV, polio, rotavirus, meningitis, hantavirus, bacterial diseases
  • HIV/AIDS, STDs, hepatitis, tuberculosis, healthcare associated infections, antibiotic resistance, MRSA
  • Vector-borne disease, Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, quarantine, water safety, parasitic diseases, malaria, global health, traveler’s health, refugee and migrant health
  • Terrorism preparedness, bioterrorism/ emergency response, Emergency Operations Center

Non-infectious Disease Team

(Environmental Health, Injury, Cancer, Heart Disease, Birth Defects, Worker Health)

  • Air pollution, asthma, mold, vessel sanitation, cancer clusters, toxic substances
  • Occupational safety, cancer, smoking/tobacco, oral health, excessive drinking, reproductive health, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes
  • Birth defects, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD
  • Drowning, school violence, suicides, concussions, motor vehicle crashes, falls, violence, prescription drug overdose
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work, Community Transformation Grants, REACH, healthy communities

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Division of Public Affairs
Barbara Reynolds, Ph.D.
Office 404 639-0575
Office cell 404 918-1586
After hours:
404 918-1586 or 770 279-2611

Branch Chief

News Media Branch
Llelwyn Grant
404 639-3286

Mailing address

Division of Public Affairs
Office of the Associate Director for Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS D-25
Atlanta, GA 30333

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