About Francisco

Francisco Averhoff, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS, serves in his current position as the Associate Director for Global Health in the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position he is responsible for developing and implementing the DVH global strategy for viral hepatitis research and control. Dr. Averhoff did his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Davis, received his Medical Degree at the University of California at Irvine, and Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining the CDC, he served as an instructor of Family Medicine, worked as a volunteer physician in rural Nigeria, and worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) on polio eradication in Latin America and from WHO Headquarters in Geneva. He joined the Public Health Service (PHS) and the CDC in 1992 as an EIS Officer assigned to the Hepatitis Branch through 1994. He served with the National Immunization Program from 1994 - 2005, and in Indonesia as a CDC assignee to the World Health Organization (WHO) during 2001 - 2003, and was the Branch Chief at Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch (QBHSB) during 2006 - 2009 prior to returning to DVH in 2010. Dr. Averhoff has conducted research and practiced public health on a variety of subjects since joining CDC including viral hepatitis epidemiology and prevention, adolescent immunization, smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, influenza and varicella epidemiology and immunization, and the 2009 pandemic response. Dr. Averhoff has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature and authored book chapters. He continues to practice medicine and sees patients at the Liver Clinic and International Medical Clinic at Grady Hospital in Atlanta.