Syphilis – Gail Bolan, MD – Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Syphilis is reaching levels not seen in the US in more than twenty years. Increased rates in women are triggering a surge in syphilis among newborn babies.

Dr. Gail Bolan is the Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention at the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. Her research focus and interests are on diseases that are of concern to public health. Dr. Bolan has received the CDC Jack Spencer Award for her work on contributions to excellence in STD prevention based on commitments to science-based programs, continuous innovation, and profound commitment to helping people. Learn more about Dr. Bolan here.