Director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, is the Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Mermin served as Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP from 2009-2013. Under his leadership, the Division spearheaded a new approach to HIV prevention, called High Impact Prevention, that aligned funding with epidemiology and ensured program and research activities had the greatest effect on reducing incidence and improving health equity.
A Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Mermin served as Director of CDC-Kenya and HHS Public Health Attaché for the U.S. Embassy from 2006-2009, where he oversaw CDC’s largest country office, implementing programs and research involving a broad range of infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and emerging infections.
From 1999-2006, he was Director of CDC-Uganda where he oversaw CDC’s HIV prevention and care programs, including implementation of the first antiretroviral treatment program funded by CDC outside of the United States, and the development of a basic care package that was incorporated into PEPFAR and World Health Organization guidelines.
Dr. Mermin began his career at CDC in 1995 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch. He completed an internal medicine residency at San Francisco General Hospital and a preventive medicine residency at CDC and the California Department of Health Services. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford University School of Medicine, and received his MPH from Emory University. He has co-authored more than 150 scientific articles. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Public Health.