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Dr. Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS

Former Acting Director: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Dr. Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS

Dr. Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS

Robin M. Ikeda, MD, MPH, is the Deputy Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Director for Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health. In this position, she is responsible for providing guidance and leadership to the CDC′s scientific and programmatic portfolios. She previously served as Acting Director for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) from January to November 2010, while also serving as Deputy Director.

Prior to these appointments, from April 2006 to September 2009, Dr. Ikeda served as NCIPC′s Associate Director for Science. From 2003 to 2006, she held the position as Associate Director for Science within CDC′s Epidemiology Program Office and the Office of Workforce and Career Development. During 1993 – 2006, she held a range of positions within NCIPC, including Team Leader and staff epidemiologist, and worked on a number of injury prevention issues including youth violence, suicide, and motor-vehicle related crashes. She began her career at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control at the New York State Department of Health.

Dr. Ikeda holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and a M.P.H. (Epidemiology) from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and holds the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health Service. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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