Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office
Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH, FACPM
Stephanie Zaza serves as the Director, Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office (EAPO), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EAPO will assure the targeted application of public health sciences to improve population health through research, consultation, practice, training, education, technical assistance, development and dissemination of scientific and public health information.
Dr. Zaza came to CDC in 1991 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. She has since developed and led high profile programs at CDC including the Guide to Community Preventive Services and the Steps to a HealthierUS Program. From 2006-2010, Dr. Zaza led preparedness strategy, planning, policy and communications for CDC’s emergency preparedness and response activities. In 2009, she developed and led the Community Mitigation Task Force as part of CDC's response to the novel 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Dr. Zaza received her combined Bachelor of Science and medical degrees from Youngstown State University and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1990. She earned a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University in 1995, and is an alumna of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and Preventive Medicine Residency. Dr. Zaza is board certified in general preventive medicine/public health, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. In addition, she is a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and a recipient of numerous Public Health Service and other academic awards.