Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer


Daniel M. Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

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Daniel Sosin is the deputy director and chief medical officer for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he is the lead science advisor and provides scientific representation for preparedness on behalf of the PHPR Director and CDC. He serves as a liaison to CDC programs and external partners and assures strategy and program coordination for PHPR in medical and public health preparedness and response.

Dr. Sosin began his CDC career in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer assigned to Kentucky. He served as the associate director for science at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, coordinating national injury surveillance and extramural research activities. He also served as the director of CDC’s former Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, where he managed notifiable disease surveillance systems and tools and introduced CDC to biosurveillance concepts.

Dr. Sosin joined PHPR in 2004 as the senior advisor for science and public health practice. In 2008 Dr. Sosin initiated the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit at the request of the CDC and PHPR directors. In this role, he was the federal lead for the development and integration of the nationwide biosurveillance capability for human health. Dr. Sosin served as the acting director for PHPR from January 2009 through July 2010. He also served as the acting director for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control from January through September of 2014 and as the acting director for the Division of Select Agents and Toxins from November 2015 through August of 2016.

He is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, his master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health, and his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan.

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