CIDRAP announces Dr. Eve Lackritz as its new deputy director
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce Eve Lackritz, M.D., as its new deputy director, effective June 27, 2022. Dr. Lackritz is a medical epidemiologist and board-certified pediatrician with over 30 years of experience in domestic and global public health.
Dr. Lackritz has extensive experience with infectious diseases, emerging pathogens and emergency response. She previously worked for 23 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two years as the Zika lead at the World Health Organization and five years with the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth at Seattle Children’s.
Most recently, Dr. Lackritz worked as hospital director with Doctors Without Borders in the Rohingya refugee camp and as clinical director of the Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital in Rosebud, S.D.
“The work at CIDRAP is compelling and vital at this historic time in public health,” said Lackritz. “The reputation of the organization and its leadership is unparalleled in building coalitions, communicating evidence-based science, advancing research based on critical gaps, and defining policy based on scientific evidence. During these erratic times of shifting policies, rapidly changing science and misinformation, CIDRAP plays a critical role in the health of our nation and the world. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to join this esteemed team.”
Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, University of Minnesota Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health and director of CIDRAP, highlighted that, after an extensive national search, Dr. Lackritz was the enthusiastic choice for the deputy director position.
“Eve brings to CIDRAP remarkable career experience and leadership and will be a great asset to our organization,” said Osterholm. He noted that her science, policy development and operational expertise will be an invaluable addition to the many activities CIDRAP is currently involved in.
About the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
CIDRAP is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota.