Judith Monroe joined the CDC Foundation as president and CEO in February 2016. Over her career, Monroe’s professional focus has centered on the intersection of primary care and public health. Prior to joining the CDC Foundation, Monroe worked for six years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). In that role, Monroe oversaw key activities and technical assistance that support the nation’s health departments and the public health system.
Before joining CDC, Monroe served as the state health commissioner for Indiana from 2005 to 2010. She was president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) from 2008 to 2009. Monroe has served on many national advisory committees and boards, such as the CDC Surveillance Leadership Board, Global Health Leadership Council, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Leadership Forum, deBeaumont Foundation-sponsored National Advisory Committee for the Practical Playbook, Medicaid-Public Health Expert Committee, and the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health.