Rodgers - Leadership

Photo: Loren Rodgers, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)

Loren Rodgers, PhD

Captain, U.S. Public Health Service

National Syndromic Surveillance Program Lead

Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance

As lead of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), Loren Rodgers, PhD (CAPT, USPHS), coordinates syndromic surveillance activities across CDC and directs operations of the cross-functional NSSP teams in the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS). Syndromic surveillance provides public health officials with a timely system for detecting, understanding, and monitoring diverse health threats. In this role, CAPT Rodgers collaborates with CDC program experts, agency senior staff, public health jurisdictions, and other external partners.

Previously, CAPT Rodgers served as the DHIS surveillance and data science team lead, overseeing NSSP surveillance and data quality. Prior positions include providing federal leadership for immunization information system evaluation, managing vaccine projects at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Ohio Department of Health.

CAPT Rodgers holds a PhD in biology from the University of California, San Diego, and is a captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

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