Joseph P. Bertulfo is the Deputy Director for the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His previous leadership roles at the agency include Deputy Director for the Division of Applied Sciences and the Senior Advisor for Healthcare Sector Partnerships in the Division for Partnerships and Strategic Alliances. He is also a founding member of the CDC Nurses’ Workgroup, a professional organization focused on advancing scientific contributions to public health by CDC’s 200+ nurses. Over the past 20 years his professional portfolio includes contributions to the fields of healthcare quality improvement, public health emergency preparedness, and workforce development. Mr. Bertulfo has been recognized for his contributions to public health and nursing on multiple occasions. He received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2005, the U.S. Public Health Service Chief Nurse Officer Award in 2007 and 2010, and the 2012 Carruth Wagner Nursing Leadership Award. Mr. Bertulfo is an active member of the University of Florida College of Nursing Alumni Council and a 2012 recipient of the University of Florida’s Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award. He is a board certified nurse practitioner, receiving his BSN from the University of Florida and MPH and MSN degrees from the University of South Florida. Mr. Bertulfo is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at The University of Alabama.
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