Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office
John Lisco, MPH, CHES
Deputy Director, SEPDPO
Acting Director, Division of Leadership and Practice
Mr. Lisco joined CDC in 1995, working in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control as a program consultant with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and National Skin Cancer Prevention Education Program.
Since 1999, Mr. Lisco has held several positions focused on preparing the current and future public health workforce to meet the emerging and on-going public health challenges in the 21st century. These include serving as a supervisor in — and subsequently chief of — the Public Health Prevention Service in the Epidemiology Program Office (EPO); coordinator of the CDC/ATSDR Leadership and Management Institute (LMI) in the Public Health Practice Program Office; and Deputy Director of the Career Development Division November 2006 (re-organized as the Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office in 2010).
During 1993–1995, Mr. Lisco was a senior associate faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Before the Emory appointment, Mr. Lisco was an area manager for a national employee health promotion program at AT&T™.
In addition to his master of public health degree in health policy and management from the Rollins School of Public Health, Mr. Lisco holds advanced degrees in musicology and music therapy and has worked in a number of health-care settings, including adult and adolescent psychiatry, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, chronic pain, and physical rehabilitation.