Neglected tropical diseases

Dr Mark L. Eberhard

Mark L. Eberhard, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Parasitic Diseases Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases & Malaria (DPDM), Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), served as the Director, DPDM, from 2001-2012.

He has a broad interest in laboratory and epidemiologic studies for a number of major human and zoonotic parasitic diseases, including working on those that have elimination or eradication goals, such as Guinea worm, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis.

Dr. Eberhard received his B.A. and M.S. degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and his Ph.D. from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He joined CDC in 1986, prior to which he was a research scientist at Tulane University’s Delta Regional Primate Research Center.

He has served on a variety of CDC, national, and international working groups, committees, and consultations, and has received the US Department of Health and Human Service Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service twice for his contributions to the Guinea Worm Eradication Team and Cyclospora Response Team.