Amanda Cohn, MD (CAPT, USPHS)
Acting Director

CAPT Amanda Cohn, MD

Amanda Cohn, MD (CAPT, USPHS), is the Acting Director for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).

Previous to joining NCBDDD in this new role, Dr. Cohn  served as the Acting Chief Medical Officer in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), where she led Center activities in Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, and Global Health. She is also the Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Dr. Cohn previously served as the Deputy Director of NCIRD’s Immunization Services Division. She came to CDC in 2004 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and joined the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in 2006, where she focused on prevention and control of meningococcal disease, both domestically and internationally. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Cohn graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English and obtained her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts.