Principal Deputy Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne Schuchat is principal deputy director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2015. Since joining the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1988, she has held various leadership posts, including acting CDC and director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Schuchat played key roles in CDC emergency responses including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza response, the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing, and the 2001 bioterrorist anthrax response. She has worked on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials. Promoted to rear admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service in 2006, she earned a second star in 2010.