Director of the Division of STD Prevention
The CDC seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). As a leader at CDC, the Division Director will play a key role to bring together the best tools and science for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, treatment, research, policy, and surveillance. The Division Director will oversee the implementation and evaluation of CDC-supported STD prevention programs in the United States.
The Division plans, develops, and administers scientific and public health programs to improve health and quality of life by preventing STD infections and reducing STD-related illness and death in the United States and around the world. The staff of approximately 350 does this by:
- Conducting research, surveillance, and evaluation activities;
- Developing and testing effective biomedical interventions to reduce STD transmission and STD disease progression, including epidemiological, behavioral, laboratory, and biomedical research.
- Supporting the collection and analysis of surveillance data that monitor and characterize STDs, their determinants, and impact; and
- Directing national and health community strategies, resources, and policies for a variety of related, complex, and far-reaching public health studies and projects for STD prevention.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The DSTDP Director manages, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities of the Division; provides scientific leadership and expertise for the overall direction of STD prevention research and surveillance and for the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based STD prevention programs; provides overall programmatic direction for program planning and policy formulation, including goals and objectives; represents the Division with a variety of organizations, bureaus, and other federal agencies; establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with other federal and non-federal agencies, CDC divisions, and state and local agency officials in support of epidemiological surveillance, research and monitoring; and exercises managerial and supervisory authority in a diverse, multi-disciplinary workforce.
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- MD, PhD, DO or equivalent doctoral degree
- Expertise in the field of STDs or other related public health programs
- Extensive, proven experience leading a large public health program, department or organization