CDC Spokesperson

The CDC Spokespersons section provides information for journalists on CDC experts who often speak to the press. This list includes specially knowledgeable and trained CDC employees in various fields of expertise. Please call the Division of Media Relations at (404) 639-3286 if you would like to interview one of our experts.

Michael J. Beach, PhD

Michael J. Beach, PhD is the Associate Director for Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases.

Michael Bell, MD

Michael Bell, MD is Deputy Director of Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

John T. Brooks, MD
John T. Brooks, MD

John T. Brooks, MD led the Medical Care Task Force early in CDC’s 2014 Ebola response. He is a medical epidemiologist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inger K. Damon, MD, PhD

Inger K. Damon, MD, PhD is the director of the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology and served as incident commander of the CDC’s Ebola Response from 2014 to 2015.

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH is the director for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS) is a captain in the United States Public Health Service and serves as the director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at CDC.

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS)

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS) serves as Deputy Director, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Eric Pevzner, PhD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)

Eric Pevzner, PhD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS) is Chief of the Epidemiology Workforce Branch in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, and Chief of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program. He is also a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service.

Stephen Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS) serves as director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP is the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS) is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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