Deputy Director, Public Health Informatics Office, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Corinne Ferdon

Corinne Ferdon, PhD, MS

Deputy Director

Public Health Informatics Office

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director Public Health Science and Surveillance

Corinne “Cory” Ferdon is Deputy Director of the Public Health Informatics Office. In this position, Dr. Ferdon provides leadership and oversight of management and operations activities that support health information impact and advisory services. Dr. Ferdon joined CDC in 2004 and was previously the Deputy Associate Director for Science in the Division of Violence Prevention within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She was also a lead scientist for violence prevention activities and led CDC’s Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention. Dr. Ferdon has served in other CDC scientific leadership and management positions, including CDC’s Adolescent Health Goal Team Leader and the Acting Deputy Director for CDC’s Office of Science Quality.

Prior to coming to CDC, she was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She provided services and conducted research at Grady Hospital’s Pediatric HIV/AIDS and Sickle Cell clinics and was the Director of Psychological Services at an adolescent reproductive health clinic. She earned her MS and PhD in clinical psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and her BS in psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens.

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