U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, Ali S. Khan (RET), MD, MPH
Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Ali S. Khan (RET), MD, MPH, began leading CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response in August 2010. Most recently he was the Deputy Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at CDC. Dr. Khan is an Assistant Surgeon General and joined CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 1991 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. Over the past decade, he has responded to and led numerous high profile domestic and international public health emergencies including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, monkeypox, Rift Valley fever, avian influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the Asian Tsunami, and the initial public health response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Dr. Khan's professional career has focused on bioterrorism, global health, and emerging infectious diseases. He served as one of the main architects of CDC's public health bioterrorism preparedness program which upgraded local, state, and national public health systems to detect and rapidly respond to bioterrorism. He designed CDC's joint global field epidemiology and laboratory training program. Dr. Khan was an integral part of the design and implementation of the President's Malaria Initiative and has been engaged in guinea worm and polio eradication. He also proposed BioPHusion as a new public health initiative to improve knowledge exchange for all public health practitioners.
Dr. Khan received his MD from Downstate Medical Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, and completed a joint residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before joining CDC. He has a Masters of Public Health from Emory University where he is an adjunct professor. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, editorials, and brief communiqués. He has consulted intensively for multiple U.S. organizations including NASA, Ministries of Health, and the World Health Organization.
Daniel M. Sosin, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer
Daniel M. Sosin is the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he is the lead science advisor and provides scientific representation for preparedness on behalf of the PHPR Director and CDC. He serves as a liaison to CDC programs and external partners and assures strategy and program coordination for PHPR in medical and public health preparedness and response.
Dr. Sosin began his CDC career in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer assigned to Kentucky. He served as associate director for science at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, coordinating national injury surveillance and extramural research activities. He also served as director of CDC's former Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, where he managed notifiable disease surveillance systems and tools and introduced CDC to biosurveillance concepts.
Dr. Sosin joined PHPR in 2004 as the Senior Advisor for Science and Public Health Practice. In 2008 Dr. Sosin initiated the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit at the request of the CDC and PHPR directors. In this role he was the federal lead for the development and integration of the nationwide biosurveillance capability for human health. Dr. Sosin served as acting PHPR director from January 2009 through July 2010. Dr. Sosin is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Michigan; his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine; and his master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School Of Public Health.