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Eric Pevzner, PhD, MPH

Chief – Epidemiology Workforce Branch (EWB)

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

Eric began working with CDC in 1996 while earning his MPH at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He has had several landmark opportunities including the opportunity to contribute to establishing a youth tobacco surveillance system to provide national and state level data to support youth tobacco prevention and control activities. He also contributed to CDC’s emergency response to H1N1 in Mexico and Ebola in West Africa. Since 2005, he has worked to conduct research and provide technical assistance to implement and evaluate policies and interventions in Africa and Asia to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TB, HIV, and TB/HIV.

Eric values training and mentorship and has benefited from an Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) internship, the President’s Management Fellowship (PMF), and EIS (Class of 2005). Eric is a devoted advocate for workforce development and has focused on sharing his experience by supervising and mentoring many EIS officers, fellows, interns, and graduate students. Eric is transitioning from his passion for programmatic research and translating research to policy and practice to EWB. He is excited to join EWB and the staff to provide high quality training experiences for participants of some of CDC’s flagship programs including EIS, the Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS), and other student programs.

Eric earned his PhD in Health Behavior with a minor in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. He earned his MPH in Behavioral Science from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 1998, and earned his BS in Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences from Michigan State University in 1995.