Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office
Frederic E. Shaw, MD, JD
Associate Director for Science
Frederic E. Shaw, MD, JD, is associate director for science in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office. He was born and reared in New Hampshire and received his medical training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington; the State University of New York-Downstate, New York City; and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He studied law at the Columbia and Harvard law schools and is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine.
Dr. Shaw was a member of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) class of 1983. After his EIS tour, he served as New Hampshire state epidemiologist, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services in Concord; staff counsel to the U. S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in Washington, D.C.; and assistant health commissioner for policy and planning at the Texas Department of Health in Austin. He also worked in Washington, D.C., as a private consultant in managed care, immunization, and food safety.
After returning to CDC in 2001, Dr. Shaw served as a staff epidemiologist and associate director for global activities at the Division of Viral Hepatitis; staff member at the CDC Public Health Law Program; and, most recently, editor of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. He is an adjunct professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, where he co-teaches the course Fundamentals of Public Health Law. He has written on viral hepatitis epidemiology and control, and public health law and legislation.