Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Captain Stephen H. Waterman, MD, MPH
Areas of Expertise
- Border Health
Team Lead, U.S.-Mexico Unit, Division of Global Migration And Quarantine, NCEZID
Captain Stephen H. Waterman, MD, MPH, serves in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. CAPT Waterman is the lead of the Division’s U.S. – Mexico Unit which includes the San Diego, CA, and El Paso, Texas, quarantine stations as well as staff based at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, and an assignee to the Mexico Ministry of Health Directorate of Epidemiology in Mexico City. The Unit focuses on border and binational cross border partnerships, infectious disease surveillance and migrant health, and acts as liaison for CDC to the Mexico Ministry of Health on infectious disease issues.
Dr. Waterman joined CDC in 1980 and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in Puerto Rico where he did research on dengue epidemiology and laboratory diagnostics. From 1985-1995 Dr. Waterman worked as a local public health communicable disease control officer in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, and was California State Epidemiologist from 1995-1999. Dr. Waterman has been involved in U.S. – Mexico border and binational public health research since early in his career. He has also been an international health consultant on dengue and immunizations. He is currently a member of the Americas Prevention Board of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative and a WHO Expert Consultant on International Health Regulations and land borders
Dr. Waterman earned a BA from Stanford University and an MD from the University of Cincinnati. He completed a residency in pediatrics at LA County/University of Southern California Medical Center and was a fellow in pediatric infectious disease diseases at the University of California, San Diego. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He holds faculty appointments at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and the San Diego State Graduate School of Public Health.
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