Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH

Grant Baldwin

Director, Division Overdose Prevention (DOP)


Areas of Expertise

  • Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
  • Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention
  • Older Adult Fall Prevention
  • Child Injury Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention

Dr. Grant Baldwin is the Director of the Division of Overdose Prevention at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. He leads the division in monitoring trends in the drug overdose epidemic and other emerging drug threats, identifying and scaling up prevention activities to address the evolving drug crisis, and supporting local drug-free community coalitions.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Baldwin served as the Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention for 11 years, where he helped raise the profile of motor vehicle injury prevention, advanced work in older adult fall prevention and traumatic brain injury prevention, and established the initial CDC response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic.

As the scope, scale, and complexity of America’s drug overdose epidemic changed, the Division of Overdose Prevention was created to serve as a necessary and essential focal point to CDC’s more expansive and diversified work in the area. Dr. Baldwin has served at CDC for over 20 years.

Dr. Baldwin received his PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. He received an MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University, and is currently an affiliated professor at Emory University. Dr. Baldwin has given keynote addresses and provided remarks at over 100 state, national, and international conferences and meetings; has authored or coauthored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications; and has received awards of excellence for his leadership and teaching.