Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office
Curtis Weaver, MFA
Sr. Advisor/Deputy for Program Operations and Management, PHSIPO
Acting Director, Biosurveillance Coordination Activity
Curtis Weaver, MFA, is senior advisor/deputy for program operations and management in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (PHSIPO) and acting director of the Biosurveillance Coordination Activity (BCA) in PHSIPO.
Prior to this position, he served as a senior advisor in BCA. BCA coordinates development of strategy and initiatives that improve the nation's biosurveillance capability to, therefore, strengthen public health practice and add value to medical care.
Mr. Weaver began his career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2003 in the Division of Strategic National Stockpile and served for a year as acting deputy director. He was deployed in response to several emergency events, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Prior to CDC, Mr. Weaver spent more than 20 years serving in the National Guard and the U.S. Army. He enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard in 1980 while a cadet at The Citadel. He graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in biology and was commissioned a 2LT in the U.S. Army.
For the next 20 years, Mr. Weaver served as a field artillery officer at various stations, including in Germany, the Middle East, and the Republic of Korea. He earned a Bronze Star Medal while an artillery battery commander during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In other Army assignments, Mr. Weaver served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, a division-artillery executive officer in the 2nd Infantry Division, and a watch officer for 1st U.S. Army during the nation’s recovery from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He retired from the Army in 2003.
Mr. Weaver is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has a master’s degree in organization management. He also has completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and multiple Incident Command System courses.