Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Medication Safety Monitoring
Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Medication Safety Program
Dr. Dan Budnitz is the Director of CDC’s Medication Safety Program in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. He has authored over 30 publications on medication safety monitoring, using national medication safety data to target safety measures, and applying lessons from injury prevention to drug safety. Dr. Budnitz received a BA (Government) from Harvard University, and a combined MD/MPH (Epidemiology) from Emory University. After completing residency training in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with CDC’s Injury Center. Dr. Budnitz is currently a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service; Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Emory University; and has practiced as a Board-certified internist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and the DeKalb-Grady Neighborhood Health Center.
Dr. Budnitz leads the PROTECT Initiative, a CDC-led public-private partnership that works to keep children safe from unintentional medication overdoses.
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