Former APTR Fellow to become Acting CDC Country Director in Liberia
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Former APTR fellow, Dr. Daniel Singer, is stepping into the Ebola fight. Dr. Singer will transition to Liberia this month where he will serve as acting CDC Country Director to oversee efforts and set up the next stage of the outbreak response. Dr. Singer is currently the Public Health Systems Branch Chief in the CDC Global AIDS Program in Malawi. He is also a Captain in the United States Public Health Service.
Prior to moving to Malawi, Dr. Singer served 4 years as Associate Director for Global Health Research and International Activities at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Singer also served as the Senior Medical Policy Advisor for the Avian Influenza Action Group at the U.S. Department of State. This office was charged with interagency coordination of all U.S. international activities pertaining to avian and pandemic influenza. Dr. Singer was also a liaison from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Health Affairs to the State Department.
Previously, Dr. Singer served as the Eighth Luther Terry Fellow and Senior Clinical Advisor in the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion through a fellowship sponsored by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. During that time, he coordinated interagency health policy initiatives on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Surgeon General. In addition, he was a staff physician at Bread for the City, a community health clinic providing care to underserved populations in central Washington, DC.
Prior to coming to Washington, Dr. Singer served two years as an officer of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has worked in multiple countries on four continents in both clinical and public health capacities. He is the recipient of the Secretary of Health’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Secretary of State’s Award for Superior Service, and a Certificate of Commendation from the U.S. Surgeon General.
Dr. Singer received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He did his clinical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and completed his Masters in Public Health in International Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Singer lives in Malawi with his wife and three children. He is originally from Baltimore, Maryland.