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Spokesperson Portfolio - Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

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With over 10-years of senior level experience working on public health preparedness and response at CDC, Dr. Dan Sosin has been an integral part of the evolution of the nation’s public health preparedness and response capabilities. Through his work developing surveillance systems that identify public health threats before they occur and his experience leading CDC’s emergency response to various pandemics and public health emergencies, Dr. Sosin is well aware of the importance of having strong emergency preparedness and response capabilities in place to guide action before, during, and after a public health emergency.

“In the realm of emergency preparedness, there are so many ways to make a difference,” says Dr. Sosin. The challenge is know where to dedicate your time and energy to making significant contributions that will have an impact on our ability to respond to different public health emergencies. Fortunately, says Dr. Sosin, “CDC has a tremendous social conscience, a great culture, and a mission that provides nearly limitless opportunities to make the world a better place.”

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Contact
CDC Public Affairs
404.639.3286
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Biography
Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP [233 KB]

Current Position

  • Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

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Spokesperson Resources

Past Positions

  • Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer, Office for Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Director, Biosurveillance Coordination Unit, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
  • Senior Advisor for Science and Public Health Practice, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
  • Director, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, Epidemiology Program Office
  • Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Special Assistant for Scientific Affairs, Office of the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Acute Care, Rehabilitation Research, and Disability Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Chief, Mid-Atlantic Section,  Division of Field Epidemiology, Epidemiology Program Office
  • Medical Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Program Office
  • Chief, Midwest Section, Division of Field Epidemiology, Epidemiology Program Office,
  • Preventive Medicine Resident assigned to the Division of Injury Epidemiology and Control
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EIS) assigned to the Kentucky Department for Health Services
  • Attending Physician - General Medicine Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Ready Reserve Assignment :Internal Medicine - National Health Service Corp., Centro Medico del Valle
  • Ready Reserve Assignment :Internal Medicine - National Health Service Corp., Columbia Basin Health Association
  • Attending Physician for Emory Medical Residents in the General Medicine Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital

Education

  • University of Michigan (BS) Biology
  • Yale University School of Medicine (MD)
  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (internal medicine residency)
  • University of Washington School of Public Health (MPH)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine

Honor and Awards

  • PHS Outstanding Service Medal, 2011 and 2002
  • PHS Crisis Response Service Award, 2010 and 2006
  • PHS Outstanding Unit Citation, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2004
  • HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service for 2005 Atlantic hurricane season response and Motor Vehicle Injury research
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recognition Award for traffic safety community intervention research
  • 2000 State and Territorial Injury Prevention Director’s Association American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award
  • Sosin DM, Hopkins RS. Surveillance. In: Guest C, Ricciardi W, Kawachi I, Lang I, eds. Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, Third Edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2013:140-7.
  • Sosin DM, Hopkins RS. Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health. In: Lee LL, Teutsch SM, Thacker SB, St. Louis ME, eds. Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2010:306-320.
  • Sosin DM, Besser RE. Terrorism Preparedness and Response: Issues for the Field Epidemiologist. In: Gregg MB, ed. Field Epidemiology, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2008:439-58.
  • Sosin DM. Detection of an Infectious Disease Outbreak. In: Farmer JC, Badley AD, Poland GA, eds. Pandemic Point-of-Care Guide. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2007:31-4.
  • Sosin DM, Hopkins RS. Monitoring disease and risk factors: Surveillance. In: Pencheon D, Guest C, Meltzer D, Gray JAM, eds. Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2006:112-8.
  • Sosin DM, DeThomasis J. Evaluation Challenges for Syndromic Surveillance: Making Incremental Progress. In:Syndromic Surveillance: Reports from a National Conference, 2003. MMWR 2004;53 (Suppl):125-129.
  • Sosin DM. Syndromic Surveillance: The Case for Skillful Investment. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 2003;1(4):1-7.
  • Sosin DM. Draft framework for evaluating syndromic surveillance systems. J Urban Health 2003; 80(2): i8-i13.
  • Sosin DM, Thacker SB. Tools for Public Health Assessment in the Twenty-first Century. [Editorial] J Public Health Management and Practice 2002;8(4):vi-vii.
  • Sosin DM, Sacks JJ, Webb KW. Pediatric head injuries and deaths from bicycling, United States. Pediatrics 1996; 98:868-870.
  • Sosin DM, Sniezek JE, Thurman DJ. Incidence of mild and moderate brain injury in the United States, 1991. Brain Injury. 1996;10(1):47-54.
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