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Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Jim Pirkle, MD, PhD

Jim Pirkle, MD, PhD, serves as ADLSS and OLSS Director.

Advisory Committee to the Director

The ACD advises and provides guidance to the HHS Secretary and CDC Director to enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting public health through preparedness, disease prevention, and health promotion.

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What CDC Stands For

CDC is a unique agency with a unique mission: We work 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world.

Learn How CDC Started

On July 1, 1946, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) opened its doors. Its primary mission was simple yet highly challenging: prevent malaria from spreading across the nation. Today, CDC is recognized as the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.