Dr. Leandris Liburd

Dr. Leandris Liburd is the Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity for CDC/ATSDR. In these roles, she provides agency leadership, direction, and accountability for CDC’s policies and programs to ensure they are effective in improving women’s and minority health, and health equity.

She serves as the agency’s principal advisor on health equity issues with HHS and other federal agencies, national organizations, academic institutions, and the public. She also served as CDC’s first ever Chief Health Equity Officer during the COVID- 19 Response.