Improving public health through innovative technology solutions

a CDC technology R&D lab

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We deliver technology R&D to the CDC and its partners to transform public
health programs and maximize public health impact. We…

Collaborate with CDC programs and external partners to develop innovative technologies and techniques
Rapidly define problems, create prototypes, conduct pilot projects, and examine and test hypotheses to support IT solutions
Provide our clients consultation, evaluation, guidance, and support in the use of new health IT tools and technologies

We're a team of engineers, designers, data scientists, and health professionals who are passionate about solving public health challenges.


What our clients
say about us.

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“The CDC Technology R&D Team thinks completely outside of the box. The team helped us build an IT system that we have tried to get off the ground for years. They are technical experts, enthusiastic about the work, and provide exemplary customer service. The CDC Technology R&D Team is an extremely valuable and unique asset to CDC.”

Matthew Penn

Director, Public Health Law Program, OSTLTS

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“After investigating several options for a mock phone app, we realized the CDC Technology R&D Team had resources to create a more realistic version. I reached out, and within 90 minutes the team sent me exactly what I needed! Thank you for the incredibly prompt, professional service.”

Amy Guinn

Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Program, NCEZID

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“Our project is right where it needs to be because of the CDC Technology R&D Team. Through the process, we’ve learned new vocabulary and approaches, such as rapid prototyping and Agile software development, which we can use in our other projects. Together, we are creating a system that will help improve the health of workers in our country.”

Allison Tepper

Branch Chief, Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, NIOSH

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“Being selected gave us ‘permission’ to focus our energy and resources, tap into expertise, and create a new product that will benefit American workers. The Technology Challenge is a great opportunity for CDC employees to be innovative and quickly turn long-held, creative ideas into something tangible and impactful.“

Eric Glassford

Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, NIOSH

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“Even though we did not win the Technology Challenge, we feel like we did. The CDC Technology R&D Team worked closely with us to determine what our users needed to ensure we focus on building a useful solution. We could not have done this without the CDC Technology R&D Team.“

Carri Cottengim

Division of Reproductive Health, NCCDPHP



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