Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MPH, PT

Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MS, MPH

Associate Director for Science


Areas of Expertise

  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Older adult falls

Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MPH, PT, is the associate director for Science at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. For more than 20 years, she has conducted research in various areas of injury prevention and control including teen driving, child passenger safety, falls prevention, and traumatic brain injury. While Dr. Greenspan has spent most of her career at CDC’s Injury Center, she originally joined CDC in 1991 as an epidemic intelligence service officer. Prior to CDC, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University, where her research focused on traumatic brain injury, injury outcomes, preventing falls among older adults, and stroke rehabilitation.

Dr. Greenspan received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University, and Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees in health services research from the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.