Anne Schuchat

Principal Deputy Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anne Schuchat has been principal deputy director for the CDC since September 2015. She was director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases from 2006 to 2015 and has held many other leadership posts. Schuchat was promoted to rear admiral in the US Public Health Service in 2006 and earned a second star in 2010. Globally, she has worked in West Africa on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials; in South Africa on surveillance and prevention projects; and in China on Beijing’s SARS emergency response. Schuchat has authored or co-authored more than 230 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews. Her awards include the USPHS Meritorious Service Medal. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

Videos/Audio of Anne Schuchat

The Zika virus, first identified among humans in 1952 in Uganda, began spreading across the Americas and the Caribbean... See more
Polio is likely to be wiped off the planet in the next two years, a huge triumph for global health. Seventy-four cases... See more
The proliferation of infections that can not be treated is a nightmare scenario we have not done nearly enough to... See more