Dr. Mitchell Wolfe, MD, MPH, Rear Admiral (Ret.), USPHS

Chief Global Strategist

Dr. Wolfe is a medical epidemiologist, global health strategist, and diplomat, with extensive experience in combating global infectious disease threats, pandemic preparedness and response, and addressing non-communicable health issues.

Dr. Wolfe worked for 21 years with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rising to CDC’s Chief Medical Officer from 2019 to 2022. He has also held positions as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the HHS/Office of Global Affairs, as Acting Director of the CDC Washington Office, and as CDC Country Director in Vietnam and in Thailand. In these roles, he has been a senior advisor to US government leaders, led the development and implementation of CDC’s global health strategy, and represented HHS and CDC to the highest levels of the US and foreign governments, multilateral institutions such as the World Health Organization, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Earlier in his career, Dr, Wolfe worked with national, state, and local public health for efforts including as a project officer for a large US-based HIV/AIDS cohort study, and was involved in the U.S. Government’s response to anthrax attacks.

Dr. Wolfe joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, his Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2020, Dr. Wolfe retired from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service at the rank of Rear Admiral.