Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Michael J. Beach, PhD
Associate Director for Healthy Water, NCEZID
Michael Beach, PhD, is Associate Director for Healthy Water in CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). He is also Chief of the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, which oversees the Center's waterborne disease activities including domestic and international waterborne disease outbreak investigations, national surveillance for cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis, and the national Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System.
He is a strong advocate for reducing the global burden of water, sanitation, and hygiene-related disease. His domestic interests include collecting and solidifying data that will better characterize the magnitude and burden of waterborne disease in the U.S. in order to increase recognition of domestic waterborne disease transmission and improve future prevention efforts.
Dr. Beach received his PhD in Biochemistry from Purdue University in 1987. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1989 and served in CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service from 1995 to 1997.
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