Meeks - Leadership
Emory Meeks, BS
Chief, Information Systems Branch
Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance
Emory Meeks, BS, is chief of the Information Systems Branch in the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS). He has a distinguished career spanning 33 years and multiple centers at CDC.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Meeks served as the DHIS Preparedness Portfolio Manager, where he provided overarching business-level leadership for preparedness-related projects within the division. As the branch chief of ISB, he continues to be involved with the DHIS Preparedness Portfolio and will provide oversight and management for all branch activities.
Before joining DHIS, he served in several positions across CDC:
- as a molecular biologist in the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, performing research on the Hepatitis C virus;
- as a public health advisor and team lead in the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, where he provided biological laboratory technical guidance to the Laboratory Response Network;
- as the laboratory informatics systems program manager in the Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office, where he oversaw a variety of interagency and agency-wide laboratory-related informatics efforts;
- as the laboratory informatics lead within the Laboratory Science, Policy, and Practice Program Office; and
- as the acting division director for the Division of Informatics Solutions and Operations, which included a portfolio of informatics and information technology solutions that supported public health information exchange.