Dr. Dan Jernigan



Dr. Dan Jernigan


In 1994, Dr. Daniel Jernigan began his career at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer working in the Respiratory Diseases Branch. During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, he served as the Deputy Director of the Influenza Division and as the CDC lead for all domestic and international epidemiology and laboratory activities for the U.S. government’s response. Working around the clock, Jernigan oversaw several epidemiology teams and laboratorians, all geared towards protecting the public’s health during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Today, Jernigan serves as the Director of the Influenza Branch. In 2019, Jernigan was tasked to lead the COVID-19 CDC Emergency Operations Center response.


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“Dr. Dan Jernigan,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 19, 2024, http://www.cdcmuseum.org/items/show/1170.