Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR)
Stephen C. Redd, MD (RADM, USPHS)
Stephen Redd, MD, is the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This office is responsible for all of CDC’s public health preparedness and response activities.
Before coming to PHPR, Dr. Redd served as director of CDC’s Influenza Coordination Unit. During the H1N1 pandemic, he served as Incident Commander for the nearly year-long response.
A Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Redd has served 29 years as a Commissioned Officer. He has investigated outbreaks such as Legionnaires’ Disease, developed strategies to control malaria, and worked to eliminate measles in the US. A graduate of Princeton and Emory universities, he received his medical degree with honors and trained in medicine at Johns Hopkins. Rear Admiral Redd has authored more than 120 scientific publications and received numerous awards, including the Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
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