Stephen L. Cochi, MD
Senior Advisor to the Director, Global Immunization Division, Center for global Health
Stephen L. Cochi, MD, holds a BS from MIT, an MD from Duke University, and an MPH from Emory University. He completed residency training in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in preventive medicine at the CDC, and completed CDC’s 2-year Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) training program in 1984. Before joining CDC, he was a pediatrician in the Indian Health Service from 1980-1982 on the Navajo Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico.
Dr. Cochi is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Cochi has spent 31 years at CDC working in the field of immunization, and from 1985-2005 he served in various roles in the Center that leads and manages the U.S. immunization program and its international activities. From 1993-2003, he led CDC’s global immunization activities as Director of GID, which is a major partner in the global polio eradication initiative, global measles control and mortality reduction initiative, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and other priority global immunization activities. Dr. Cochi served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Immunization Program in 2003 and as Acting Director for 2 years during 2004-2005.