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Photo: John Lisco, MPH, CHES

John Lisco, MPH, CHES

Deputy Director

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

John Lisco is the Deputy Director of the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development. He joined CDC in 1995 as a program consultant in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

At CDC, Mr. Lisco has held several positions focused on preparing the public health workforce to meet emerging and on-going public health challenges. Positions include serving as a supervisor in — and subsequently chief of — the Public Health Prevention Service in the Epidemiology Program Office; coordinator of the CDC/ATSDR Leadership and Management Institute (LMI) in the Public Health Practice Program Office; and Deputy Director of the Career Development Division (reorganized as the Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office).

Before joining CDC, Mr. Lisco was a senior associate faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Before his Emory appointment, Mr. Lisco was an area manager for a national employee health promotion program at AT&T™.

In addition to his Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from Emory, Mr. Lisco holds advanced degrees in musicology and music therapy and has worked in a number of health-care settings, including adult and adolescent psychiatry, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, chronic pain, and physical rehabilitation.