Mark Faul, PhD, MA

Mark Faul

Senior Health Scientist, Division of Overdose Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Response Activities
  • Drug Overdose
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mark Faul, PhD, MA is a Senior Health Scientist in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) at CDC’s Injury Center. Previous CDC positions include a Team Leader for a Research Team and an Associate Director of Science for the Division of Injury Response (organization abolished). He received a BS in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986, a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri Saint Louis in 1990 and a PhD from Saint Louis University in 1999.

Dr. Faul’s work in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), opioid overdose and EMS research led to the authorship of approximately 80 scientific publications, which have been cited more than 7,000 times. His advancements in injury were recognized by the Federal Executive Board with the “Outstanding Scientific Award” for the southeast region of the US in 2012. He also actively works as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple peer reviewed journals and as an adjunct professor at the University of North Georgia.