Gustavo Aquino, MPH

Photo Gustavo Aquino
Branch Chief
Field Services Branch
Photo Gustavo Aquino

Current Role

Gustavo Aquino, MPH, is the branch chief of the Field Services Branch within the Division of Performance Improvement and Field Services of the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support.


Mr. Aquino previously served as a senior public health advisor in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), where he was responsible for special projects, workforce development, and emergency coordination. He helped lead strategic workforce planning activities across the Center, developing programs that aim to improve leadership, supervisory, and project officer competencies. He managed workforce development operations and helped develop new standard operating procedures for workforce tasks and acquiring and implementing division-level trainings.

Mr. Aquino was previously the associate director for program integration in NCHHSTP, leading integration and program collaboration work from 2008 to 2016. In that role, he led the formulation and implementation of the strategic cross-cutting goal Program Collaboration and Service Integration. As a result of his leadership, NCHHSTP now benefits from AtlasPlus, an integrated online surveillance data query system, harmonized data security guidelines to improve data sharing and program collaboration, and quarterly project officer meetings in which a community of project officers across five divisions shared best practices. Before that, he was a team leader in NCHHSTP’s Prevention Program Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. He has worked in Moscow, Russia, with the Division of TB Elimination, providing oversight and support for TB control demonstration projects. He joined CDC in 1990, and had public health advisory assignments to state and local programs in Florida, Chicago, New York City, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.


Mr. Aquino earned his master of public health and his undergraduate degrees from the University of Puerto Rico.

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