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Acting Principal Deputy Director of CDC

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

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

Patricia M. Simone is acting CDC Principal Deputy Director. Dr. Simone most recently served as Director of the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development in CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS).  Before joining the CSELS leadership team, Dr. Simone served as Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health and the Director of the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, providing leadership in building Ministries of Health capacity internationally through the Field Epidemiology Training Program and the Sustainable Management Development Program.

Dr. Simone received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She completed medical residency at Vanderbilt University and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Colorado and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, with a focus on tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis. She joined CDC in 1992 in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, later serving as Chief of the Field Services Branch. She has also held CDC positions as the Chief of the Prevention Support Office in the Office of the Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention; Associate Director for Science, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine during the response to SARS; and Associate Director for Program Development, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

Dr. Simone retired as a captain from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in 2013.