Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is the Senior Medical Officer in the Office of Strategy and Innovation at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention headquartered in Atlanta. He has most recently served as Chair of CDC’s Healthiest Nation Coordinating Council, leading CDC’s efforts in a public-private partnership to transform our nation’s health system, achieve better value from our health investments, and increase our nation’s emphasis on prevention and health promotion. Before this, he served as the Director of CDC’s Office of Health and Safety, Director of the Division of Occupational Health and Prevention Services, and as Medical Director of CDC’s Occupational Health Clinics.
As Director of the Office of Health and Safety, he was charged with protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the CDC workforce as they face the new challenges of the modern public health era—no easy task in the age of increasing globalization, bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases. His Office led CDC’s clinical and Occupational Health Services, environmental and compliance activities; and workplace wellness and prevention initiatives.
Dr. Chosewood received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. After practicing community Family Medicine for 7 years, Dr. Chosewood served as the Medical Director for the Southeastern Region of Lucent Technologies. He has 2 children, Alec age 18 and Emily age 16.