Dr. Joseph Bertulfo is currently the Director of the Occupational Health and Safety Office (OHSO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he leads CDC’s industrial hygiene and safety practice, international safety program, and health and safety compliance related functions.
Prior to joining OHSO, he served as the Deputy Director for the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention where he was primarily responsible for managing division operations. He also served as the Deputy Director for the Division of Applied Sciences, which included all of CDC’s major applied training programs including the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Joseph has been recognized for his contributions to public health
and nursing, including an HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service and two US Public Health Service Chief Nurse Officer Awards.
Dr. Bertulfo graduated with a BS in nursing from the University of Florida and was named the College of Nursing’s Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He received an MSN and MPH in environmental and occupational health from the University of South Florida and a doctorate from The University of Alabama. He completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2019.