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Acting Principal Deputy Director of CDC

Stephen C. Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS)

Patricia M. Simone, MD (CAPT, USPHS, ret.)

Stephen C. Redd, MD is the acting CDC Principal Deputy Director of CDC and lead of the proposed Community of Practice for Service at CDC. Dr. Redd is an Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service and 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 and Emory universities, he received his medical degree with honors and completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University. 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.

Dr. Redd was most recently the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This office is responsible for all of CDC’s public health preparedness and response activities. Before coming to OPHPR, Dr. Redd served as Director of CDC’s Influenza Coordination Unit. During the H1N1 pandemic, he served as Incident Commander for the nearly year-long response.