Tushar Singh is the regional advisor for the Field Epidemiology Training Program in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he supports establishment and sustainability of the program and other workforce development programs. Previously, Singh served as the country director for the CDC in Sierra Leone. He led strategic planning, policy development and management for CDC programs, including the Global Health Security Agenda, U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, and COVID-19 response. He also supported the development of global health security strategies at CDC headquarters.
He earned a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned an MS in tropical medicine and international health from Charité Medical University in Germany, the University of Bergen in Norway, and Université Bordeaux Segalen in France, where he focused on HIV vaccine initiatives. He earned an MD in medicine with honors from IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Moscow, Russia