Fred Bloom, PhD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of STD Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
USA 30333

Biographical Sketch:
Following a sixteen year career in clinical Nursing, Frederick Bloom received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. He was at The Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) from 1995 through 1998 and has worked for the STD Division (DSTDP) of the National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, since 1998. His work at CDC has focused on providing scientific expertise to STD program areas. The expertise that he provides includes development and facilitation of structural interventions based on data that his scientific team collects during rapid ethnographic assessment and evaluation of community health systems and sexual risk behaviors. He is an author on manuscripts on decision making, health behaviors, STD risk for gay men, social stress and sexual risk, and a contributing author on manuscripts on topics including cancer risk of dairy farmers, ethics of research on sexual behavior, health behaviors of STD clinic patients, lay health advisors for STD prevention in Latinos, and rapid assessment/structural intervention during STD outbreaks. He has been the Deputy Associate Director of Science for the STD Division (DSTDP) at the National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) of CDC for the past 4 years and is the Public Health Ethics Lead working to increase capacity in public health ethics in NCHHSTP. He recently served as Acting Associate Director of Science for NCHHSTP for just under a year in 2010-2011 and was responsible for overall coordination of CDCs scientific work in HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and tuberculosis. The primary contributions of his work in the NCHHSTP and DSTDP ADS Offices include improving scientific collaboration between CDC Centers, Divisions and Branches; streamlining regulatory compliance and clearance procedures; working with scientists to facilitate and improve scientific work and products; and assuming a leadership role for conflict resolution.