Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Jim Hughes

About the Speaker

Dr. Hughes received his B.A. in 1966 and M.D. in 1971 from Stanford University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and preventive medicine. He first joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in 1973. During his CDC career, he has worked primarily in the areas of foodborne and waterborne disease and infection control in healthcare settings. He became Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases in 1992. The Center is currently working to address domestic and global challenges posed by emerging infectious diseases and the threat of bioterrorism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service.