NCIRD Divisions and Offices

At a glance

  • Learn more about NCIRD's organizational structure.
  • Find additional information about each office and division within NCIRD.
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Office of the Director (OD)

OD oversees, coordinates, and evaluates activities across NCIRD, and collaborates with its divisions to advance strategic priorities, which include:

  • Data modernization
  • Advancing health equity
  • Operations across science, program, policy, and communication
  • Financial and human capital management

View NCIRD's organizational chart for more on OD leadership.

Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD)

DBD's mission is to prevent and control illness and death from vaccine-preventable and other respiratory bacterial diseases in the U.S. and worldwide.

Through leadership in epidemiologic, laboratory science, and policy, DBD plays a critical role in:

  • Outbreak response, surveillance and epidemiologic research
  • Laboratory diagnosis and pathogen characterization
  • Scientific support for vaccine development and policy
  • Guidance to control vaccine-preventable and related diseases

View DBD's organizational chart for more information.

Division of Viral Diseases (DVD)

DVD's mission is to prevent disease, disability, and death from viral diseases through immunization and other prevention measures. Additionally, DVD collaborates with domestic and international partners in response to outbreaks, surveillance, and other public health activities.

Objectives include:

  • Optimizing safe, efficient, and effective use of vaccines
  • Identifying, characterizing, and evaluating other prevention measures
  • Improving capacity to prevent disease and response to outbreaks

View DVD's organizational chart for more information.

Immunization Services Division (ISD)

The mission of ISD is to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. ISD assists in provision of federal funds and contracts to purchase vaccines and offers technical and financial support to immunization programs. The division also engages in provider and public education, evaluation, and research.

Activities include the administration of:

  • Vaccines for Children Program and Section 317 immunization grants
  • Technical support and funding for immunization information systems
  • Training and education
  • Research to improve vaccine delivery and uptake
  • Program effectiveness evaluation

View ISD's organizational chart for more information.

Influenza Division (ID)

ID's mission is to advance the global control and prevention of seasonal and novel influenza (flu). The division aims to improve influenza pandemic preparedness and response through surveillance, vaccination, and other intervention strategies.

ID provides scientific and programmatic leadership for the detection, prevention, and control of influenza domestically and internationally.

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Coronavirus and Other Respiratory Viruses Division (CORVD)

CORVD's mission is to improve public health by preventing illness, disability, and death from respiratory viruses. The Division works to achieve this goal through excellence in public health science and practice in the United States and worldwide.

Activities include:

  • Tracking and studying viruses via laboratory and epidemiologic studies
  • Communicating effective vaccine and prevention strategies
  • Domestic and global respiratory virus surveillance

View CORVD's organizational chart for more information.