Daniel Pollock MD

Surveillance Branch Chief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Atlanta, GA

Daniel Pollock is a medical epidemiologist and the Surveillance Branch Chief in CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP). Dr. Pollock joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in 1984 and has worked in the agency’s infectious diseases, informatics, injury prevention and control, and environmental health programs.

In 2004 he moved to his current position as chief of the branch in DHQP responsible for national surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events in healthcare, risk and protective factors, and antimicrobial use and resistance.

Dr. Pollock’s clinical background is in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He worked as an emergency physician in Emory University’s Department of Emergency Medicine and at Grady Memorial Hospital from 1986 through 2007. He also is a Captain (Ret.) in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr. Pollock has been collaborating with VON to develop an important new measure focused on late onset sepsis, with the goal of achieving NQF approval for this measure in the future.