Director, Office of Health System Collaboration, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Laura Seeff is Director of the Office of Health Systems Collaboration in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this position, she is supporting CDC’s focus on maximizing collaboration between public health and the health care sector, including efforts to broaden coverage of prevention and population health and advance strategic priorities emerging from the transforming U.S. health system. In this and her previous position as the Deputy Medical Director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, she helped shape CDC’s support of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation population health programs. Dr. Seeff has authored over 50 publications - her research interests include colorectal cancer screening, economics of cancer screening, outcomes of prevention programs and financing and delivery reform.
She has held multiple leadership positions at CDC, and focused much of her clinical and public health career on colorectal cancer control, helping to develop CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and representing CDC on the National Commission on Digestive Diseases, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the National Call to Action for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Council of Experts, and a Health and Human Services Hepatitis Services Panel. She came to CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in 1998 through the Epidemic Intelligence Service program.
Before joining CDC, Dr. Seeff was a General Internal Medicine faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine, where she taught internal medicine residents, delivered primary care to adults at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, and established and directed a colorectal cancer screening program also at Grady Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the Emory University School of Medicine. She and her husband have three children.