Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology (OPHDST)

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About the Director
Jennifer Layden

Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD is the Director for the Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology. In this position, she is responsible for leading, coordinating, and executing a comprehensive public health data strategy and improving the availability and use of public health data to inform decision-making and action. A primary focus of Dr. Layden’s role is to provide leadership for CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative and serve as an advisor to the CDC Director.

You can learn more about Dr. Layden’s leadership to modernize public health data and IT through these resources:

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