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Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office

The Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office spearheads and coordinates much of the policy work conducted at CDC’s Atlanta locations and works in tandem with CDC Washington. This component of the Office of the Associate Director for Policy

  • assists CDC leadership in establishing policy priorities (at multiple levels: federal, state, local, global, and with the private sector);
  • conducts policy analysis (including regulatory, legal, economic);
  • develops and implements strategies (including regulatory, legal, economic) to deliver on policy priorities;
  • coordinates agency work with the healthcare system and relevant organizations to advance CDC’s policy agenda within the healthcare sector;
  • develops expertise in relevant programs, regulations, and initiatives of other agencies that may provide opportunity for health impact;
  • builds relations with government agencies and other organizations to advance policy agendas, with a special emphasis on state and local agencies;
  • monitors and evaluates impact of policy implementation priorities;
  • identifies and assesses policy best practices and helps diffuse and replicate those practices;
  • leads the strengthening and development of policy capacity and talent within CDC, as well as within the larger public health community;
  • leads the development and implementation of CDC’s health policy research agenda;
  • ensures CDC operates in an integrated, consistent manner in policy-related activities;
  • leverages relationships with think tanks, policy consultancies, and academic institutions;
  • manages selected partner cooperative agreements and contracts that focus on policy;
  • develops an agencywide strategy related to advancing policy for partner relations that are managed elsewhere in CDC.
Contact Us:
  • Office of the Associate Director for Policy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    MS: D-28
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    TTY: (888) 232-6348
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