Acting Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Daniel M. Sosin is the Acting Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. He previously served as the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he is the lead science advisor and provides scientific representation for preparedness on behalf of the PHPR Director and CDC. He serves as a liaison to CDC programs and external partners and assures strategy and program coordination for PHPR in medical and public health preparedness and response.
Dr. Sosin began his CDC career in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer assigned to Kentucky. He served as associate director for science at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, coordinating national injury surveillance and extramural research activities. He also served as director of CDC’s former Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, where he managed notifiable disease surveillance systems and tools and introduced CDC to biosurveillance concepts.
Dr. Sosin joined PHPR in 2004 as the Senior Advisor for Science and Public Health Practice. In 2008 Dr. Sosin initiated the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit at the request of the CDC and PHPR directors. In this role he was the federal lead for the development and integration of the nationwide biosurveillance capability for human health. Dr. Sosin served as acting PHPR director from January 2009 through July 2010. Dr. Sosin is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan; his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine; and his master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.