Associate Director for Policy, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Associate Director for Policy
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Deputy Director Public Health Science and Surveillance
Noah Aleshire, JD, is the Associate Director for Policy for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Noah is responsible for leading policy strategy for CDC’s programs that represent the scientific backbone of the U.S. public health system.
Noah previously served as National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease’s (NCIRD) senior analyst for vaccine policy issues arising from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the agency’s immunization program. Noah supported the development and implementation of NCIRD’s vaccine hesitancy strategy framework and has also aided in the creation of a high-profile acute flaccid myelitis task force of external experts. From 2016 to 2018, Noah served as the agency’s first senior policy advisor for the Office of Laboratory Science and Safety where he helped senior leadership prepare for appearances before Congressional oversight committees on laboratory safety and cybersecurity and led activities to translate laboratory safety data into evidence-based policy recommendations.
Noah began his career at CDC in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control where he was one of the first full-time staff dedicated to the agency’s growing opioid overdose prevention program. Noah holds a juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.