The mission of the Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) is to lead, promote, and facilitate science, programs, and policies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in the United States and globally. Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the CDC Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Director of OID.
In these roles, Dr. Rasmussen serves as the principal advisor to the CDC Director on infectious disease issues and provides strategic leadership to CDC’s three infectious disease national centers. To carry out its mission, OID works with internal and external partners to advance infectious disease prevention programs and priorities.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases. The center focuses on diseases that have been around for many years, emerging diseases (those that are new or recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people).
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)
Maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, non-HIV retroviruses, viral hepatitis, other STDs, and TB.
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Aims to prevent disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases.
- Page last reviewed: February 6, 2018
- Page last updated: February 6, 2018
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