Ray Arthur

Director, Global Disease Detection Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A.

Ray Arthur currently leads the Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) in the CDC Center for Global Health in Atlanta, GA. The GDDOC that Ray established at CDC in 2006 is modeled on the alert and response operations developed at WHO headquarters where Ray was assigned by CDC (1997-2003). He actively participated in WHO's epidemic intelligence and response activities and coordinated field operations during viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. The GDDOC systematically collects and analyzes international event information for early detection, assesses the health risk and facilitates appropriate and rapid interventions. While at WHO, he was directly involved in establishing the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). Ray and the GDDOC have key roles in GHSI Early Alerting and Reporting project and the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) collaboration. He received his PhD in virology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.


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