Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office
John Tibbs, MPH
First job at CDC: Deputy Branch Chief, Budget Office, FMO (1995)
Path to public health: "I attended Florida State University in Tallahassee for my undergraduate work in Public Administration and Political Science. While in college during summer breaks, I worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an intern in various areas. Upon graduation, I was invited to begin work at NIH as a grants manager. That's how I began my career in public health. I have worked in Health and Human Services for 16 years -- my entire career -- in various organizations. Along with NIH, I have worked with the FDA, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and CDC on two different occasions. The experience I gained while working at various HHS agencies has enhanced my career at CDC, especially the knowledge of grants and financial management that I developed while working at NIH. Two of the years at NIH were spent at one of their largest institutes, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The varied knowledge I have received from working throughout HHS agencies has had a strong effect on what I have been able to bring to the table in my work at CDC."
"Along with receiving my bachelor's degree from Florida State University, I attended the University of Maryland, taking graduate level courses in business. I recently received my MBA at Auburn University."