2011 Developing National Public Health Institutes

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Developing National Public Health Institutes



Kevin M. De Cock, MD

Kevin De Cock is the Director of the Center for Global Health at CDC. He has served in a variety of positions in the United Kingdom, the United States and sub-Saharan Africa throughout his career. He most recently served as the Director of CDC Kenya. From 2006–2009, he was the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of HIV/AIDS.  Dr. De Cock also previously served as Director of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Surveillance, and Epidemiology. He holds medical licenses from both the United Kingdom and the state of California, and is registered in the United Kingdom as a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases.  Dr. De Cock has won a variety of awards including the Chalmers Medal, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Commandeur de l' Ordre de la Santé Publique (Commander of the Order of Public Health), Côte d ' Ivoire; and the CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) honor Award for International Health. He has published over 280 articles and book chapters and has served as a referee for numerous scientific journals and organizations.



Courtenay Dusenbury,  MPH

Courtenay Dusenbury has served as director of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) at Emory University’s Global Health Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, since the founding of the organization in 2006. In this position, she guides the operations of an international alliance of national public health institute (NPHI) leaders and directs national-level public health system strengthening projects in more than 25 countries worldwide.



Peter Bloland, D.V.M, M.P.V.M.

Peter Bloland is the Director of the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development in the Center for Global Health at CDC. In addition to serving as the Associate Director for Science and Program prior to his current position, he served as Associate Director for Global Health, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne and Enteric Diseases, lead for the development of the Global Disease Detection and Response Center Network, and CDC team lead for the President’s Malaria Initiative during its start-up year. Since joining the CDC as an EIS officer with the Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Dr. Bloland has worked in a variety of roles within the Division including his service as Chief - Malaria Case Management Unit, Principal Investigator - Interdisciplinary Monitoring Project on Antimalarial Combination Therapy in Tanzania, Chief - Malaria Case Management Unit and Chair - Roll Back Malaria Case Management Working Group. Further, Dr. Bloland has frequently been deployed to assist in international responses, including investigation of a large outbreak of SARS in Taiwan, assessing efficacy of malaria treatment during refugee resettlements in Africa, and most recently during CDC’s response to the Haiti earthquake.

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Sue Binder, MD, MPH

Sue Binder is the Senior Advisor for Public Health Practice for the International Association for National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI).  Trained as a physician and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Binder served 20 years at the CDC of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before retiring in 2004. While at the CDC, Dr. Binder held positions in environmental health, infectious diseases, and injury prevention and control. Her accomplishments include developing and overseeing CDC’s childhood lead poisoning prevention program, spearheading the development of CDC’s strategy for preventing emerging infectious diseases, and directing the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  Dr. Binder has received numerous awards, including CDC’s highest honor, the William C. Watson Medal of Excellence.  She is on the faculties of the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University.
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