What to know

For more than 70 years, CDC has used its scientific expertise to help people around the world live healthier, safer, longer lives. Find information on our Center's global health leaders and read their biographies.

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Who we are

CDC's Global Health Center addresses global challenges such as HIV, tuberculosis, vaccine-preventable diseases, emergency and refugee health, and more.

Our leadership drives the execution of CDC's global health approach, working with partners to:

  • Plan, manage, and evaluate health programs.
  • Achieve U.S. Government program and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets.
  • Expand CDC's global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and disability.
  • Generate and apply new knowledge to achieve health goals.
  • Strengthen health systems and their impact.

CDC remains committed to ensuring that every dollar spent achieves maximum public health impact, and saves lives around the world.