Michael Craig, MPP
Michael Craig, MPP
Senior Advisor for Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit

Michael Craig, MPP

Michael Craig serves as Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit at CDC. With a focus on addressing national goals to combat antimicrobial resistance, Craig leads the coordination of CDC’s cross-cutting activities in this area, providing strategic guidance and development.

As one of the Ex-Officio Members representing CDC on the President’s Advisory Committee for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB), Craig collaborates closely with leadership within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure alignment of public health activities related to antimicrobial resistance across multiple federal agencies.

Before his current role, Craig spent 12 years at CDC Washington, where he offered his expertise in policy and strategy to various CDC centers. His contributions included valuable advice on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. During his tenure, he actively engaged in policy, regulatory, and legislative actions that propelled public health advancement while fostering critical relationships supporting CDC’s mission.

In 2014, Craig relocated to Atlanta to serve as the liaison for patient safety within the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP). In this position, he played an integral role in expanding the national visibility of public health initiatives dedicated to combating antimicrobial resistance. Under his leadership, his team was honored with the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2016, the highest internal recognition, for successfully implementing the pioneering White House One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Forum.

In 2022, Craig was honored with the Presidential Rank Award. The award is among the most prestigious in federal career civic service recognizing Craig’s long-standing contributions to CDC.