12 Facts About Anne Schuchat


Anne Schuchat is a former rear admiral and assistant surgeon general in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.


Anne Schuchat served as the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Anne Schuchat's grandfather was a kosher butcher from West Virginia.


Anne Schuchat graduated with highest honors from Swarthmore College in 1980 and graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1984.


From February 2009 to June 2009, Anne Schuchat was the Interim Deputy Director for Science and Public Health Program at the CDC, where she focused on ensuring strong science and programmatic approaches were effectively integrated into planning across the agency.


Anne Schuchat has emphasized prevention of infectious diseases in children.


Anne Schuchat's emphasis on perinatal group B streptococcal disease prevention has led to an 80 percent reduction in newborn infections and a 75 percent narrowing of racial disparities among sufferers of this infectious disease.


Anne Schuchat has been instrumental in pre- and post-licensure evaluations of conjugate vaccines for bacterial meningitis and pneumonia and in accelerating availability of these new vaccines in resource-poor countries through WHO and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.


From January 20,2017 through July 7,2017, Schuchat served as Acting Director of the CDC and again from January 31,2018 through March 26,2018, when she was succeeded by Robert R Redfield as Director.


Anne Schuchat has been active in the CDC's efforts to combat the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak in the United States.


Anne Schuchat is married and has no children; she has three brothers and one sister.


In May 2005, Anne Schuchat received an honorary doctorate in science from Swarthmore College, from which she graduated in 1980.