Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
(Acting) Associate Director for Policy and Strategy
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Public Health Science and Surveillance
Veronnica King is acting Associate Director for Policy in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS). Ms. King has been a part of the CSELS policy team since 2010. She has leveraged her long-standing experience with CSELS and understanding of the organization to advance innovative and collaborative opportunities across the center and its functional units.
Prior to her role as acting ADP, she served as team lead for CSELS Policy Operations, Development and Coordination from 2017-2019. During that time, she directed day-to-day policy operations, systems and services, congressional and legislative engagement, budget formulation, performance, and issues management activities. Her leadership and guidance resulted in the development of multiple new methods, procedures and products that have enhanced the center’s policy engagement strategies and services.
Veronnica has over 15 years of public health experience working at the federal, state and local levels. Her service at CDC incudes work with the National Center for Health Marketing, Office of Workforce and Career Development, and Division of Violence Prevention. Prior to joining CDC, Veronnica worked at the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Florida Department of Health, and the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, Oregon. Veronnica obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public health from Florida A& M University.