Associate Director of Science and Public Health Practice (Acting)
Wayne A. Duffus, MD, PhD
Dr. Duffus joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in 2002 and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina. Following his EIS fellowship, Dr. Duffus was employed as an Associate Professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division where he saw HIV/AIDS patients in the Ryan White Clinic. He was also affiliated with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as the Medical Director for the STD/HIV Division and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
From 2012-2016, Dr. Duffus served as the Associate Director for Health Equity at CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) where he was responsible for promoting health equity efforts across NCHHSTP by increasing collaboration and advancing the scientific agenda across the Center. From 2016-2019, he was the Senior Medical Advisor to CDC-South Africa Presidents Emergency Program for AIDS Relief program Care and Treatment Branch.
Dr. Duffus graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York with an MD degree and a PhD degree in Virology/Cell Biology. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He has authored and published over 75 professional papers.