Dr. Jordan W. Tappero is the Director of the Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He provides leadership and overall strategic direction for division activities. Prior to his current role, Dr. Tappero has served in several positions in global health: Associate Director for Science (ADS) in CGH, providing scientific leadership and oversight for CGH’s public health activities; director of CDC’s Health Systems Reconstruction Office focused on post-earthquake public health reconstruction, inclusive of cholera prevention and control; and as CDC country director in Uganda and Thailand with portfolios that included HIV/AIDS and malaria. Dr. Tappero joined CDC in July 1992, as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Respiratory Diseases Branch.
Before joining CDC, Dr. Tappero was an Associate Professor with the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tappero is a Captain in the USPHS, has three American Board Certifications in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Dermatology, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of California. He continues to be clinically active as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Tappero has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, as well as textbook chapters on HIV, TB, malaria, meningococcal disease, leptospirosis, Ebola and Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever, cholera and other emerging infections.
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