Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS
Areas of Expertise
- Adult & Community Health
- Minority Health
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, NCCDPHP
Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 1992. He is currently the Director of the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He holds a BA (Biology) from Washington University, a MS (Epidemiology) from the University of Maryland, and an MD from Washington University, and has completed residencies in both Internal Medicine (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Preventive Medicine (University of Maryland).
His past work experience has included studies examining the prevalence of hypertension in Africa, clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering agents, and studies examining racial differences in the incidence of stroke. Dr. Giles currently directs programmatic and research activities in community health promotion, arthritis, aging, health care utilization, and racial and ethnic disparities in health. He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several book chapters. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention′s Charles C. Shepard Award in Assessment and Epidemiology and the Jeffrey P. Koplan Award.
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