Anne Schuchat

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.

Videos/Audio of Anne Schuchat

Although infectious disease outbreaks, from influenza to Ebola, surface with alarming frequency, more than 80% of the... See more
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