The Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is a collection of more than 30 programs that together form the foundation for the nation’s public health infrastructure. We provide the scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools to support CDC’s efforts to promote health, prevent disease, and prepare for emerging health threats.
Our mission is to strengthen and modernize the public health infrastructure of the United States through science and collaboration. In working towards this mission, CSELS has laid out the following strategic priorities that guide our efforts.
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
- Scientific Excellence