CDC’s Hometown Heroes – Public Health Stories

Hometown Heroes is a communications program that highlights CDC employees’ exceptional work through their hometown media outlet or alumni publication, giving reporters an opportunity to inform the community about CDC’s mission and local connections to the agency. In turn, employees are provided the opportunity to share their stories and acknowledge the people who have helped them throughout their careers, including that high school science teacher who inspired their love of public health!

Candidates for Hometown Heroes include full time employees involved in an outbreak response or Epi-Aid; those who participated in an MMWR, Vital Signs, or other newsworthy research; those selected for a special program or fellowship such as EIS; or those who work with Peace Corps or other organizations that help further public health.


Dr. Tyler Sharp – featured in alum magazine “Portico” (University of Guelph)

Dr. Tyler Sharp worked on the Zika outbreak at CDC’s Puerto Rico campus. 

Victoria Hall – featured as a STAT Wunderkind

Victoria Hall is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and was chosen from a select few as a 2017 STAT Wunderkind – that honor the brightest young minds in life science for their work in academia, industry, and in the clinic.