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Christopher R. Braden

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Christopher R. Braden, MD

Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases

Christopher Braden, MD, is a medical epidemiologist and currently serves as the Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Previously, Dr. Braden has served as the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Parasitic Diseases, and Chief, Outbreak Response and Surveillance within the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. Dr. Braden also served as a medical epidemiologist in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.

Dr. Braden earned his BS at Cornell University and MD at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine then fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. He went on to become an Epidemic Intelligence Officer (EIS) at CDC in 1993. He is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and an associate editor for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Journal.

He has authored over 60 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters. His major areas of interest include molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, infectious diseases surveillance and outbreak investigation, and national programs in food safety.

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