Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office
I. Truman, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Science
As the ADS and member of the leadership team, Dr. Truman helps to shape and implement the scientific vision and mission of EAPO/OSELS. He ensures that EAPO staff and their collaborators produce timely, relevant, and useful science of the highest quality. As a practicing physician and epidemiologist, he works with other scientists, policy makers, and program managers to evaluate the evidence base for policy and program activity and to assure that interventions are based on sound science and exemplary professional ethics. Before joining EAPO in February 2010, Dr. Truman served as the ADS in CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Office of the Director, for 10 years (2000-2010), assuring the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and relevance of CDC's science to improve minority health, reduce health disparities, and ensure health equity regardless of social position.
From July 1983 to June 1985, Dr. Truman served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer for CDC, assigned to the Monroe County Health Department, Rochester NY. Between 1985 and 2000, Dr. Truman served as the director of the AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Program of the New York State Department of Health (1986-1988); the ADS in the Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPH) (1989-1991); Chief of the Chronic Disease Surveillance Branch, Office of Surveillance and Analysis, NCCDPHP (1991-1995); and Senior Scientist, Community Guide Branch, Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office (1995-2000).
Dr. Truman earned the B.S. degree in chemistry in 1975 and M.D. degree in 1979 (Howard U University, College of Medicine, Washington, DC), and MPH degree in 1981 (Johns Hopkins U. School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD). He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine (Howard U. Hospital; 1979-1980), and Residency training in Preventive Medicine (Johns Hopkins; 1980-1983). In 1984, he was certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and selected to Fellowship of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM).
Dr. Truman has co-authored book chapters on screening and research synthesis, and several peer-reviewed journal articles on a range of risk factors, infectious and chronic diseases, and applied epidemiologic methods in preventive medicine and public health.