Chief, Population Health Workforce Branch, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

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Eric J. Kasowski, DVM, MD, MPH, FACPM

Chief, Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB)

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director Public Health Science and Surveillance


Eric J. Kasowski is Chief of the Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB). Previously, Dr. Kasowski served as Chief of the Global Health Security Branch, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health (CGH), where he led CDC’s efforts to build health security infrastructure abroad. He is also a leader in global informatics capacity building work at CDC.

Dr. Kasowski joined CDC in 2009 as Chief Preparedness Officer in the Influenza Division. He was on the leadership team of the Epidemiology and Laboratory Task Force during the H1N1 pandemic influenza response. Previously, as a public health physician in the U.S. Navy, he helped shape military humanitarian missions to focus on high-impact public health interventions; reformulate the Navy’s public health system in Asia; and strengthen the Navy’s pandemic influenza preparedness and response efforts. Dr. Kasowski also served in the U.S. Army as a public health veterinarian from 1991–1994, focusing on zoonotic and foodborne illness control in the military operational environment.

He received his DVM from the University of Illinois and his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He completed a residency in general preventive medicine and public health at USUHS. Dr. Kasowski is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.

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