SETC Executive Committee Update — March 2020:
Adam Langer’s New Role

A Note from Phil LoBue

Please join me in congratulating Adam J. Langer, DVM, MPH, DACVPM on his selection as the Chief of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigation Branch (SEIOB), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). He will officially assume this role on March 2.

Adam has been the Surveillance Team Lead in SEOIB since 2015. In that role, Adam has overseen all data management, analysis, and interpretation activities for U.S. TB surveillance. Under his leadership, DTBE and our state and local partners collaborated to develop the 2020 RVCT and designed the TB Latent Infection Surveillance System (TBLISS), both of which will be implemented starting this year. Before leading the SEIOB Surveillance Team, Adam served as a Senior Quarantine Veterinary Medical Officer and lead of the Importations and Animal Contact Team in CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (2012–2015) and before that as an epidemiologist on SEOIB’s Outbreak Investigations Team and Molecular Epidemiology Activity (2009–2012). During this earlier service in SEOIB, in addition to leading several cluster and outbreak investigations, Adam helped ensure the on-time launch of TB GIMS in 2010, founded the Outbreak Detection Working Group, reestablished the division’s TB in correctional settings workgroup, and contributed to updating the division’s outbreak response plan. Before joining CDC as a permanent staff member, Adam served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the New Jersey Department of Health (2006–2008) and as a Preventive Medicine Fellow assigned to CDC’s Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch (2008–2009). Before beginning his public health training, Adam practiced companion animal family and emergency veterinary medicine in his hometown of Baltimore.

Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech, a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University, and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. Adam is also board-certified in veterinary preventive medicine. He has received several prestigious awards for his service to public health including the James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award, the NCHHSTP Diane Caves Early Career Honor Award, and an NCEZID Nakano citation for outstanding first-authored scientific manuscript. Adam has authored or coauthored 25 scientific articles in major scientific journals.

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