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Welcome From the Director/Administrator


Welcome to CDC. As you visit the many places on CDC's Web site, you will learn that it is our mission to ensure that critical health information gets out to the people who need it most, to live safer and healthier lives every day.

Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH
Director, CDC; Administrator, ATSDR

From our early work on campaigns against malaria, polio and smallpox to our current efforts to reduce tobacco use, prevent environmental hazards, and reduce injuries, CDC professionals, with our valuable partners, have worked hard to protect the public's health and safety. For example, CDC's disease detectives go at a moment's notice to any area of the world where we are invited to join with our colleagues in solving a health mystery.

Diversity in our professional backgrounds and personal perspectives gives our team strength and vision. People who work for CDC and for our partners, both domestically and abroad, represent more than 170 professions. They are microbiologists, chemists, computer scientists, health educators, economists, graphic designers, and medical doctors - to name just a few. Though we come from different professions, we share the commitment to finding ways to protect your health. We seek to put the best science we know for health promotion and disease prevention to work for you.

I hope you find beneficial the wealth of information available to you on-line here at our web site. Hopefully, you can put it to use to make a real difference in your life.

Thanks for visiting with us today and please let us know how we can serve you better.


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