Molly Evans, MD, MPH

Molly Evans

Medical Officer, Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP)


Areas of Expertise

  • Opioid overdose prevention
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities

Dr. Mary (“Molly”) Evans is a medical officer in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) at CDC’s Injury Center. She focuses on implementation of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, medication assisted treatment, opioid overdose prevention in tribal communities, and opioid prescribing for older adults.

Prior to her current position, she worked as a hospitalist and primary care doctor on the Navajo Nation for six years. She transferred to the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in 2016 and worked in the Division of HIV/AIDS prevention where her projects focused on HIV risk among people who inject drugs. She received her MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2007) and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013). She trained in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center (2007-2010) where she first became interested in opioid addiction and received her buprenorphine prescribing waiver.