CDR Erin Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH, currently serves as the Task Force Lead of the Community Interventions and Critical Populations (CICP) Task Force. Dr. Sauber-Schatz has served in CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the COVID-19 response for over 115 days beginning in March 2020. The CICP Task Force covers a wide variety of topics from setting specific guidance, technical assistance for community mitigation strategies, at risk and disproportionately affected populations, maternal and child health, monitoring and evaluation, and water sanitation and hygiene.
Dr. Sauber-Schatz began her career at CDC in 2009 in the Epidemic Intelligence Service working at the Florida Department of Health with a focus in maternal and child health. Her non-response role at CDC is Lead of CDC’s Transportation Safety Team in the Division of Injury Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Dr. Sauber-Schatz received her bachelor of arts degree in biology with a minor in French from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, her MPH in epidemiology from the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health in College Station, Texas, and her PhD in epidemiology and a certificate in public health preparedness and disaster response from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a Commander in the United States Public Health Service.