Valerie Johnson, MPH, CHES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
1600 Clifton Road NE
MS C-12
Atlanta, GA
USA 30329

Biographical Sketch:
I was a journalist, conducting investigative reporting for newspapers and other media for 9 years (1975 through 1984). I was managing editor of medical publications for 4 years (1984 through 1988). I was a health communications specialist and editor at CDC for 18 years (1988 through 2006). I have been a health education specialist at CDC for 3 years (2006 to the present). Over the past 21 years while working at the CDC, I have authored and edited books, journal articles, Web pages, health promotion materials, and evaluation materials related to environmental health, injury, chronic diseases, and infectious diseases.