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Director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding, speaks to those gathered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2005 in Washington. She discussed the future of the CDC, saying the agency will play an ever growing role in American healthcare. She also discussed the problems the CDC has had to deal with since she took over in 2001. ..(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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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.

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