Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. (born August 22, 1955, Estelline, South Dakota), is an American infectious disease expert and the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). She is regarded as having been a highly controversial CDC director.
Gerberding led CDC's efforts to prepare for and counter terrorism. Gerberding is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Emory University and an Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Gerberding resides in Atlanta with her husband, David, who is a software engineer. Her stepdaughter, Renada, is an attorney at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. Dr. Gerberding relaxes by scuba diving, reading on the beach, gardening, and doting on her three cats.