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Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP)

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) provides leadership and management for the programs and activities in DHCPP. In addition, the OD assures coordination with National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Office of Infectious Diseases (OID), and other CDC offices and administrative units.

Functions of the OD include:

  • scientific and fiscal oversight
  • communication
  • policy guidance
  • program planning, development, and management
  • operations support and logistics

The OD also houses the Prion and Public Health Office (PPHO), the group responsible for monitoring human prion diseases in the United States.

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