Michael Craig leads the coordination of CDC’s cross-cutting antibiotic resistance activities by developing and guiding CDC’s strategic direction to address national goals to combat antibiotic resistance. Craig serves as one of the Ex Officio Members representing CDC on the President’s Advisory Committee for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, and works closely with leadership within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to align public health activities related to antibiotic resistance across multiple federal agencies.
Prior to this role, Craig spent 12 years with CDC Washington, where he provided policy and strategy expertise to multiple centers within CDC, including advice related to healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. During his tenure at CDC Washington, Craig worked on numerous policy, regulatory, and legislative actions to advance public health and fostered critical relationships that helped further CDC’s mission.
In 2014, Craig moved to Atlanta to serve as the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion’s liaison for patient safety, and played an integral role expanding the national visibility of public health initiatives for combatting antibiotic resistance. In 2016, Craig led the team that was awarded HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, the highest internal award, for implementing the first White House One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Forum.