Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance (DDPHSS)

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Welcome to the new web home for the Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance, previously the Office of Public Health Scientific Services

About the Deputy Director
Photo: Chesley Richards MD, MPH, FACP

Chelsey Richards, MD, MPH, FACP, is the CDC Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance (DDPHSS). Dr. Richards works at the intersection of public health, healthcare, and health IT to advance agency-wide science, surveillance, and data priorities and strategies. He directs four CDC centers and offices and serves as an advisor to the CDC Director. Hear more from Dr. Richards:

The mission of DDPHSS is to lead, promote, and facilitate science standards and policies to reduce the burden of diseases in the United States and globally. The work of the Deputy Director and staff continues — and builds upon — progress made by the Office of Public Health Scientific Services. Learn more >

OUR CENTERS AND OFFICES

CENTER FOR SURVEILLANCE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, AND LABORATORY SERVICES (CSELS)

This center provides scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC’s national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats. Learn More

OFFICE OF LABORATORY SCIENCE AND SAFETY (OLSS)

This office oversees and monitors the development, implementation, and evaluation of the laboratory safety and quality management programs across CDC. Learn More

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (NCHS)

This center compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the U.S. population. Learn More

OFFICE OF SCIENCE (OS)

This office provides CDC with scientific vision and leadership to advance the quality and integrity of CDC science. Learn More 

Page last reviewed: February 15, 2019
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