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Leadership - CDC Global HIV & TB

Hank Tomlinson

Director of the Division of Global HIV & TB

Hank Tomlinson, Ph.D., serves as the Director of the Division of Global HIV & TB at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he guides the management of CDC’s global TB and HIV treatment, care and prevention programs and the division’s 1,800 staff in 45 country offices and headquarters in Atlanta. Prior to being named Director of the Division of Global HIV & TB, Dr. Tomlinson served as the Division’s Principal Deputy Director, and he also served as Country Director and Division of Global HIV & TB Program Director for the CDC field office in Nigeria. Dr. Tomlinson began his career at CDC in 2008 in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, where his work focused on strengthening the capacity of the HIV workforce to implement science- and evidence-based interventions for HIV prevention, care and treatment. Dr. Tomlinson earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University. He completed his residency in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Hospital. His published work addresses the epidemiology of HIV among men who have sex with men; the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions to reduce sexual risk behavior for acquisition and transmission of HIV; and the diffusion of innovations.

Heather Pumphrey

Deputy Director for Management and Overseas Operations


Heather Pumphrey, M.A., is the Deputy Director for Management and Overseas Operations (Acting) in CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB, and has been the Branch Chief of the Division’s Program Budget and Extramural Management Branch since the branch’s inception in 2010, while concurrently serving as the Division’s Associate Director for Program Management. Heather began her career at CDC in 1999 with the Leadership In Fighting an Epidemic initiative and continued with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief when it came to fruition in 2004. Heather earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

Josef Amann

Associate Director for Program

Josef Amann, M.D., M.P.H., is the Associate Director for Program in CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB. Dr. Amann first came to CDC to serve in the Epidemic Intelligence Service in 2002. After completion of the fellowship, he served as Clinical Technical Advisor in the Sustainable Management Development Program. In this position, he worked with Ministries of Health in Africa and Asia to strengthen the performance and management capacity of HIV/AIDS, TB, and neglected tropical disease control programs to deliver effective and efficient programs and services. He joined CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB in 2009 as a member of the HIV Care and Treatment Branch. Dr. Amann completed medical school at the University of Ulm in Germany and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University.

Laura Porter

Associate Director for Data Integration and Analysis

Laura Porter, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Director for Data Integration and Analysis in CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB. Dr. Porter has 20 years of experience in domestic and global public health, with technical leadership in monitoring and evaluation, surveillance, and survey design and analysis. She began working at CDC’s Global AIDS Program in 2004 as an epidemiologist on the surveillance team. She served as lead of the Monitoring and Evaluation team from 2007 to 2010, and chief of the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Porter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988, with a major in Behavioral Biology, from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University and holds a Ph.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University with concentrations in demography and epidemiology.

Nalinee Sangrujee

Associate Director for Health Economics

Nalinee Sangrujee, Ph.D., serves as the Associate Director for Health Economics in CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB, as well as Chief in the Economics and Health Services Research Branch. Dr. Sangrujee provides strategic leadership in the area of health economics, health systems and health services research to senior agency and Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator officials. Prior to assuming this position, she worked as the Deputy Coordinator of Strategic Information and Economics at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. She first joined CDC in 2001 at the Global Immunization Division, and has been with the Division of Global HIV & TB since 2009. Dr. Sangrujee received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a BA from Johns Hopkins University and MPH from Tulane University.

Christopher Parker

Program Management Official (PMO)

Christopher Parker, Ph.D., serves as the Program Management Official in CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB . Dr. Parker previously served with CDC in the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities’ Division of Blood Disorders, where he served as Deputy Division Director from 2005 to 2015. Dr. Parker has been with CDC for more than 25 years and has rich experience supporting maternal and child health programs, as well as supporting field operations domestically. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Science from Touro University. He has graduate degrees from Emory University (MPH) and Louisiana State University (MPA). He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Mississippi in Respiratory Therapy.