Lise Martel

Lead for Policy, Innovation and Communications, Workforce and Institute Development Branch, Division of Global Health Protection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Lise Martel has been at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 15 years. She holds a Masters of Public Health, a Masters of Education, and a PhD in Social Psychology with a focus on disaster management and humanitarian aid. She worked in Guinea from 2014 to 2022, first as a responder for the Ebola response, and then as CDC Country Director. Prior to this position, Lise led the International Emergency Preparedness Team at the Global Health Security Branch of the Center for Global Health. She has provided emergency management assistance in 38 countries across Africa, South and Central America, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia. In addition to the Ebola response in Guinea, she participated in numerous CDC responses including: the Indonesian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti Hurricanes and earthquake, South Sudan Measles Outbreak, Floods and Cholera in Pakistan, and Ebola responses in DRC and Guinea. She has recently returned to Atlanta as the lead for the Policy, Innovation and Communication unit within the Evaluation, Policy, Innovation, and Communication (EPIC) team of CDC’s Workforce and Institute Development Branch (WIDB).