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9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET. If there is an after-hours emergency, please call (404) 639-2888 for instructions on getting in touch with the on-call press officer.

Name Centers/Offices
Glen Nowak
(404) 639-3286
Cell: (404) 376-6102
Director, Media Relations
Dave Daigle
(404) 639-3286
Cell: (404) 775-4073
Deputy Director, Media Relations
  • Global infectious diseases, global disease detection and CDC global public health efforts
Curtis Allen
(404) 639-8487
Cell: (678) 357-9076
  • Immunization, vaccines and immunization safety
  • Pertussis, chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and influenza
Fred Blosser
(202) 245-0645
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – primary contact
Bernadette Burden
(404) 639-7288
  • Air pollution, asthma, mold, formaldehyde, vessel (cruise ship) sanitation, cancer clusters and phthalates
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – secondary contact
Elizabeth-Ann Chandler
(404) 639-8895
Shelly Sikes Diaz
(404) 639-0378
  • Quarantine issues; border health; animal importation; travelers′ health; immigrant, refugee and migrant health; Arctic Investigations Program and pandemic flu community mitigation measures
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Journal
Gail Hayes
(770) 488-4902
  • Injury prevention and control, drowning, school violence, school shooting, suicides, concussions, auto accidents, falls, violence/abuse and prescription drug overdose
Karen Hunter
(404) 639-7277
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
  • Health marketing
  • Adolescent/school health and physical activity, nutrition, obesity and breastfeeding
  • Diabetes
  • Genomics
Courtney Lenard
(404) 639-7368
  • Birth defects, developmental disabilities, autism, vision/hearing, fetal alcohol syndrome, ADHD and folic acid
  • Adult/community health, heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, smoking and health, oral health and reproductive health
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Arleen Porcell-Pharr
(404) 639-7285
  • C. difficile, healthcare associated infections, needle safety, antibiotic resistance, MRSA, blood and tissue safety, healthcare worker hand hygiene and laboratory practices and oversight
  • Parasitic and waterborne diseases, malaria and Chagas disease
  • Hispanic health issues and Spanish-language media
Von Roebuck
(404) 639-7284
  • Terrorism preparedness, pandemic preparedness, bioterrorism and emergency response
  • Director′s Emergency Operations Center (DEOC)
  • Public health laboratory networks
  • Public Health Law
Lola Russell
(404) 639-7916
  • Foodborne diseases issues: Salmonella, E. Coli, FoodNet, PulseNet and Safe Water Systems
  • Bacterial diseases, insect borne diseases, West Nile virus, Lyme Disease and plague
  • Clean Hands campaign
  • Morgellons disease
Tom Skinner
(404) 639-7851
Cell: (404) 625-7579
  • Office of CDC Director, CDC buildings and facilities, CDC budget and Office of Science
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Public Health Informatics
  • CDC′s Healthiest Nation campaign
Rhonda Smith
(404) 639-7292
  • Women′s health
  • Minority health
  • Special populations
  • Viral and rickettsial diseases, Mad Cow Disease, Ebola, Hantavirus, rabies and special pathogens



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