Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH, FACPM

Benedict Truman, MD, MPH, FACPM

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH, FACPM, is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He directs the Office of the Associate Director for Science, oversees the assurance of science quality, integrity, and ethics in NCHHSTP; and he provides second level supervision of the Extramural Research Program Office in NCHHSTP that serves CDC’s 3 infectious disease centers. Dr. Truman earned the BS (Chemistry: 1975) and MD (Medicine: 1979) degrees at Howard University in Washington DC; and the MPH (Public Health: 1981) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore Maryland. He completed Residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he served as Chief Resident (1982-83). Since joining CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in 1983, Dr. Truman has served as a field epidemiologist at The Monroe County Health Department (Rochester New York: 1983-85), medical epidemiologist (infectious diseases) at the New York State Health Department (1985-1989) and in leadership positions at the CDC (1989-present). He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM).

Areas of expertise: infectious diseases, chronic diseases, preventive services guidelines, minority health and health disparities, adolescent and school health, research synthesis and applied epidemiologic methods.