Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS

Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS

Chief Public Health Informatics Officer

Public Health Informatics Office

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director Public Health Science and Surveillance

Dr. Gundlapalli, a physician and informatician, is the Chief Public Health Informatics Officer of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. In this role, he leads an interdisciplinary team to meet the evolving data and information needs of public health, thereby enhancing informatics capability. The Public Health Informatics Office (PHIO) aims to innovate and streamline routine and emerging public health action through collaboration and partnerships across CDC, other federal agencies, and external stakeholders.

Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Gundlapalli was the Chief Health Informatics Officer for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and infectious diseases staff physician in Utah. He was a tenured professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a physician at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and clinical informatics. His clinical and research interests include infectious diseases, clinical immunology, bio-surveillance (and biodefense), preparedness for public health emergencies, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, and healthcare for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Gundlapalli received his medical degree from the Madras Medical College in Madras (now called Chennai), India. He received further training at the University of Connecticut Health Center where he earned a PhD in immunology and completed an internal medicine residency. In Utah he completed a three-year clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a master’s degree (with a thesis) in biomedical informatics.

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