Board of Directors Member
Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. has been a member of Cerner Corporation’s Board of Directors since March 2017.
She was named executive vice president and chief patient officer for strategic communications, global public policy and population health of Merck & Co, Inc. (“Merck”) in July 2016. Merck is a global health care company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. In this position, Dr. Gerberding is responsible for Merck’s global public policy, corporate responsibility and communications functions, as well as the Merck Foundation and the Merck for Mothers program. Dr. Gerberding also leads new partnership initiatives that accelerate Merck’s ability to contribute to improved population health, a measure of impact that is increasingly valued by governments and other global health organizations.
Dr. Gerberding joined Merck as president of Merck Vaccines in January 2010 and was promoted to executive vice president for strategic communications, global public policy and population health in December 2015. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Gerberding served as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2002-2009 and before that served as director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Before joining the CDC, Dr. Gerberding was a tenured faculty member in Infectious Diseases at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She continues as an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.
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