New BDO Expert: The CDC’s Director Of Minority Health

A portrait of Dr. Leandris Liburd, CDC Director of Minority HealthDr. Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, serves as the Director of the CDC’s Office of Minority Health & Health Equity – and is excited to introduce her as one of our newest key health experts, who will help us in our mission to continue delivering the best and most vital health information for the Black community.

Dr. Liburd is a respected health care leader with many years of experience addressing community health, health disparities, and social determinants of health. She has held a variety of leadership positions at CDC since joining the agency in 1987.

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Most recently, Leandris served as the chief of the Community Health and Equity Branch in the Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, where she directed a broad range of public health programs, including REACH U.S., one of CDC’s flagship health disparities reduction initiatives.

In her new capacity, she will provide agency leadership, direction, and accountability for CDC’s policies and programs to ensure they are optimally effective in improving minority health and achieving health equity. Leandris will serve as the agency lead in coordinating CDC engagement with HHS, other federal agencies, national organizations, and the public on issues of health equity.

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