Acting Associate Director of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
Chris de la Motte Hurst
Chris de la Motte Hurst serves as Acting Associate Director of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (OPPE) for the Office of Readiness and Response (ORR).
Mr. de la Motte Hurst supports OPPE in the development of partnerships, management of legislative policy and relations, budget formulation and performance integration, program impact measurement and evaluation, and issues management of public health preparedness and response programs.
Before joining ORR, Mr. de la Motte Hurst worked for 12 years in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), Office of Policy and Regulatory Affairs as a policy analyst. He specialized in the policy development process involving population movement and communicable disease.
While at DGMQ, Mr. de la Motte Hurst worked on federal interagency policy issues and CDC regulations in support of emergency responses. His response experience includes the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Haiti earthquake and cholera, the Fukushima radiation emergency, MERS, H7N9 influenza, Ebola, Zika, and measles. He also contributed to the first comprehensive update of CDC’s quarantine regulations in over 50 years.
Mr. de la Motte Hurst began his career at CDC in 2009 as a policy and issues management specialist in DGMQ.
Since January 2020, Mr. de la Motte Hurst has supported the COVID-19 response in several roles. His primary focus was public health measures and requirements in the commercial aviation and maritime sectors, and interagency policy and regulation development.
Mr. de la Motte Hurst earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs at the University of Georgia. He also completed a master’s degree in health policy and management at the University of Georgia. His studies focused on emergency preparedness and exercise development.