- Acting Director
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- United States
Christopher Jones currently serves as the acting director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Injury Center’s work and provides scientific leadership to drives the Center’s strategic direction and advance the Center’s strategic priorities of preventing drug overdose, suicide, and adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Jones has worked in multiple leadership roles in public health and behavioral health, including at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He maintains an active research portfolio and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on the topics of substance use, drug overdose, adverse childhood experiences, mental health, and other violence and injury topics.