Director, Office of Technology and Innovation
Dr. Cyril is the Director of the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI). She is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating the programs of the Office and as a senior member of the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) management team, participates in developing OADS program policy and objectives, short and long-term goals, program strategies, and operating policies. Her office is responsible for providing leadership and expertise to promote and optimize the timely transfer of knowledge, innovation, and technology into products, devices and procedures that improve public health; evaluate, protect, market, license, monitor, and manage the wide range of CDC discoveries, inventions, and other intellectual property as mandated by the Federal Technology Transfer Act and related legislation; ensure timely and accurate delivery of services to support technology development and facilitate collaborative relationships between CDC investigators and the broader scientific community; and stimulate and cultivate innovative science, policies, practices and technology approaches that support the CDC and facilitate the agency’s response to public health needs.
Dr. Cyril joined CDC in 2000 as a Health Scientist in the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center for Environmental Health. In 2004, she joined the newly formed Office of Public Health Research (OPHR) in OADS. Two years later, she became Associate Director Policy and Peer Review responsible for developing and promoting extramural research policies and practices across CDC. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing $20 million in research awards and was critical to CDC’s successful institutionalization of the Extramural Research Program Offices. In 2010, she became the Deputy Director of the Office of Science Quality in OADS responsible for managing office operations and acting as an advisor for extramural research throughout the agency.
Dr. Juliana Cyril received her bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Juliana worked for two years as a Research Associate in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her master’s degree from the University of Washington in 2006 and a doctoral degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 2001.