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Julie Louise Gerberding

Julie Louise Gerberding, American pharmaceutical company executive, former federal agency administrator. Achievements include being the first female director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


  • Gerberding, Julie Louise was born on August 26, 1955 in Estelline, South Dakota, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry & Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1971. Doctor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1981. Master in Public Health, University California, Berkeley, 1990.


    • Intern and resident, internal medicine University California, San Francisco, chief medical resident, fellow in clinical pharmacology and infectious diseases, associate professor medicine, epidemiology and biostatistics. Clinical professor medicine (infectious disease) Emory University. Founder, director, Epidemiology Prevention and Interventions Center San Francisco General Hospital, 1987—1998.

      Director, division healthcare quality promotion Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), United States Department Health & Human Services, Atlanta, 1998—2001, acting deputy director science, 2001—2002, director, 2002—2009. Administrator Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 2002—2009. President Merck Vaccines Merck & Company, Inc., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, since 2010.

      Member Mayor's Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force City of San Francisco, 1985—1987. Director, Prevention Epicenter University California, San Francisco. Member, scientific program committee National Conference on Retroviruses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, member, Human Immunodeficiency Virus advisory committee, member, scientific program committee, National Center for Infectious Diseases.

      Consultant National Institutes of Health, American Medical Association, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Commission, United States Congress, Congressional Office Technology Assessment, and World Health Organization. Invited speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include being the first female director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


    • Editorial board Annals Internal Medicine, associate editor American Journal Medicine, peer-reveiwer for numerous types of journals in the field, contributor to professional publications and textbooks.


    Fellow: Infectious Diseases Society of America (chair and co-chair committee professional development and diversity, member nominations committee, co-chairman annual program committee). Member: American College of Physicians, National Academy Public Administration, Institute Medicine, American Epidemiology Society, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology American (member of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Tuberculosis committee, board academy counselor), American Society Clinical Investigation, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Scuba diving, reading, gardening.


    • Married David Rose; 1 stepchild Renada.
    • spouse: David Rose
    Julie Louise Gerberding
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    Born August 26, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1971
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1981
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1990
      University California
    • 1998 - 2001
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 2002 - 2009
      administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
    • 2010
      president, Merck Vaccines Merck & Company
      Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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