Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office
Mike Latham, BBA
Acting Associate Director for Policy
Mike Latham is the acting associate director for policy at the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (PHSIPO). He joined CDC in 2007 and brings more than 25 years of federal experience to CDC.
In his current position, Mr. Latham leads a team of analysts in coordinating and clearing policy issues and Executive Branch actions and ensuring that relevant biosurveillance activities and CDC public health surveillance subject matter experts help shape the statutes, policies, and guidance that govern PHSIPO's program activities. Prior to this position, Mr. Latham, a public health analyst, was the policy and communication lead for PHSIPO's Biosurveillance Coordination Activity.
Prior to his arrival in PHSIPO, Mr. Latham served as a team lead in the Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Office in CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Before coming to CDC, Mr. Latham served as a federal contractor in CDC's Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), where he managed policy and communication issues and led the DSNS policy activities in support of the Hurricane Katrina response.
Mr. Latham retired from the United States Army in 2005 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. His military career spanned more than 21 years of service in various command and staff positions, including tours as the executive officer/special assistant to the senior artillery commander at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and as the senior policy and issues manager for the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He culminated his military career as chief of the Inspections and Evaluation Division, Office of the Inspector General, United States Army Forces Command, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Latham received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Austin Peay State University, and he is a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College (emphasis in policy management).