Paul S. Mead, MD, MPH
Paul S. Mead, MD, MPH, is the Chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch (BDB), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). Dr. Mead earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center, followed by an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Mead joined CDC in 1994 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch. After working for 9 years to control outbreaks of E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, he joined DVBD in 2003. As chief of BDB, Dr. Mead works to protect the American public from bacterial diseases spread by ticks, fleas, and lice, including plague, tularemia, and Lyme disease. Dr. Mead is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and has authored or co-authored more than 175 scientific publications and book chapters.