Anthony Fiore, ERIB Chief
Anthony Fiore, MD, MPH

Anthony Fiore, MD, MPH

Anthony (Tony) Fiore, MD, MPH, is a medical epidemiologist and infectious diseases physician. Since January 2015 he has been Chief of the Epidemiology Research and Innovations Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, leading projects aimed at preventing or reducing healthcare-associated infections and sepsis. He holds the rank of Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, and is board certified in infectious diseases.

Since coming to CDC in 1995 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, he has worked on respiratory diseases, viral hepatitis, and seasonal and pandemic influenza. Work on healthcare-related illness includes investigations of nosocomial outbreaks of respiratory disease and viral hepatitis, as well as healthcare worker vaccination issues. Deployments for emergency responses include the anthrax, SARS, Hurricane Katrina, Ebola, and cholera transmission in Haiti. Most recently, he was a member of the team that developed and implemented a training program for U.S. clinicians deploying to West African Ebola Treatment Units.

From 2006-2010, Dr. Fiore worked in the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases as CDC liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Influenza Working Group, and led the development of expanded seasonal vaccine, pandemic vaccine recommendations and antiviral treatment guidance.

From 2010 to 2014, he was Associate Director for Science in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), and was acting Division Director January-July 2012. While in DPDM, Dr. Fiore’s duties were focused on oversight of scientific content and human subject protection issues within DPDM, and serving as the Atlanta-based epidemiologist for Kenya as part of the President’s Malaria Initiative.

He serves on CDC Institutional Review Board G, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s publications committee, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.