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John P. Murphy, MBA

Mr. John Murphy serves as Special Projects Lead for the Office of the Chief Science Officer at CDC.   He is a member of the Chief Science Officer’s management team.  He is responsible for management functions of the Office, supporting the management needs of OCSO divisions, for special projects of interest to the Chief Science Officer, and for maintaining strong rapport and reporting channels to the Chief Management Officer.  He serves as project officer for CDC contracts, such as CASPIR.  He represents the Office’s interests on boards, such as MASO Policy Board.

John spent over six years in the Division of Parasitic Diseases before coming to OCSO.  He was responsible for administration and management functions for his branch and served as deputy chief.  He provided programmatic support for disease elimination projects and outbreak investigations.  He was project officer for a number of cooperative agreements, CRADA, and Inter-Agency Agreements.  He served on details to the SARS and Monkey Pox response teams.

Before joining CDC, John worked 10 years in private industry.  His roles ranged from direct sales to management.  He worked for Scholastic Book Fairs as Manager of Materials and Special Projects for six years.  He thoroughly enjoyed his role in bringing the joy of reading to youngsters.  He was responsible for executing an annual operations budget of over $13M. 

John’s first career began at age 17 when he joined the U. S. Army.  He served in a number of grades as an enlisted soldier, and also as a commissioned officer.  He spent over 10 years overseas, including Germany and Vietnam.  He served in a number of units, some popularized by motion pictures, including 5th Special Forces Group and 1st Infantry Division.   He retired as a lieutenant colonel with 22 years service.

John has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.  He has a son and granddaughter living in Kansas, and a daughter living in Florida.







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