This report was prepared by Salvatore Lucido, M.P.A., and Denise Koo,
M.D., Office of the Associate Director for Science, Epidemiology Program
Office, CDC, in collaboration with James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., Center for
Law and the Public's Health, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities,
Baltimore, Maryland. The preparers are grateful for the participation of
Deborah Tress, J.D., Kenya Ford, J.D., and Heather Horton, J.D., Office of
the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC/ATSDR
Branch; the CDC Working Group on the Privacy Rule; and Beverly Dozier,
J.D., Lance A. Gable, J.D., Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., Gail Horlick, J.D.,
and Jennifer Kurle.
The preparers also thank the following partners for their valuable
input: Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, Council of
State and Territorial Epidemiologists, National Association of County and
City Health Officials, National Association of Health Data Organizations,
Association of Public Health Laboratories, and National Association for
Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.