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Anne Schuchat

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Anne Schuchat

Assistant Surgeon-General; Director
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
HPV vaccine, vaccination, immunology, public health surveillance


Anne Schuchat is assistant U.S. surgeon-general and the director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and has spent over 18 years at CDC working in immunization, respiratory, and other infectious diseases. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the director of CDC's National Immunization Program (NIP); acting director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID); chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch at NCID; and as the initial medical director of the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs)/Emerging Infections Program Network, a multi-state collaboration between CDC, state health departments and academic institutions that tracks invasive bacterial infections, informs vaccine and prevention policy, and monitors program impact. Dr. Schuchat was named an Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service in 2006.

Atlanta  --
United States
Office Phone: 
(404) 639-8200
Office Fax: 
(404) 639-7171


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