martes, 3 de abril de 2018

Dr. Hank Tomlinson Named New Director for CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB

Dr. Hank Tomlinson Named New Director 
for CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB

Message from Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director for the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
"I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Hank Tomlinson as the Director for the Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) in the Center for Global Health. DGHT is at the forefront of the global responses to HIV and TB. The Division is a major contributor to worldwide President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) achievements, and it is accelerating progress toward reaching the goals of the End TB Strategy.
Dr. Tomlinson currently is the Principal Deputy Director for DGHT and has served as the Acting DGHT Director since October 2017. From 2014-2017, Dr. Tomlinson worked in CDC’s country office in Abuja, Nigeria, first as the Deputy Director for Programs and then as the Country Director.
Dr. Tomlinson began his tenure at CDC in 2008 in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, where he focused on strengthening the capacity of the HIV workforce to implement science- and evidence-based interventions for HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Later, Dr. Tomlinson served as a senior scientist and the acting Associate Chief for Science for DHAP’s Capacity Building Branch. At CDC, Dr. Tomlinson has led or co-led efforts to estimate the cost-effectiveness of behavioral interventions, prioritize interventions for continued CDC support and scale up as part of CDC’s domestic pivot to high impact HIV prevention. He also promoted the adoption and implementation of programs that utilize individual-level HIV surveillance data to identify persons living with HIV who are out of care and link them to or re-engage them in care.
Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Tomlinson directed a CDC funded HIV prevention and health promotion program for LGBT youth at the American Psychological Association. He has also worked as a clinical psychologist, and he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in health, behavioral science, and quantitative methods.
Dr. Tomlinson earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University. He completed his residency in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Hospital. His published work addresses the epidemiology of HIV among men who have sex with men; the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions to reduce sexual risk behavior for acquisition and transmission of HIV; and the diffusion of innovations.
In his spare time, Dr. Tomlinson enjoys traveling, good food and coffee, walks on the Beltline, reading espionage novels, and visiting his godson in Manhattan.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Tomlinson to his new role as the Director of DGHT.”
Click on this link or image below to see Dr. Tomlinson’s recent World TB Day video statement highlighting CDC’s unique role in the fight against infectious diseases worldwide.


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