Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science (DDPHSIS)

Stephen C. Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS)


Stephen C. Redd, MD, is the Deputy Director for Public Health Service and Implementation Science. He previously served as the director of the Center for Preparedness and Response and as CDC’s acting principal deputy director from January to March 2018.

Prior to these leadership posts, Dr. Redd was Director of CDC’s Influenza Coordination Unit. During the H1N1 pandemic, he served as Incident Commander for the nearly year-long response.

Dr. Redd is a Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service. He came to CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in 1985. He has investigated outbreaks such as Legionnaires’ disease, developed strategies to control malaria, and worked to eliminate measles in the US.

A graduate of Princeton University, he received his medical degree with honors at Emory University and completed Internal Medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Redd has authored more than 120 scientific publications and received numerous awards, including the Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

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