David Addiss, MD, MPH
David Addiss, MD, MPH, Director of Children Without Worms

David Addiss, MD, MPH is the Director of Children Without Worms (CWW), a partnership of organizations, and national ministries of health and education to prevent and treat soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in children. After working as a general medical practitioner in a migrant health clinic in the San Joaquin Valley of California, David completed a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) at The Johns Hopkins University in 1985 and a Preventive Medicine residency at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1988. He was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at CDC from 1985 to 1987, assigned to the Wisconsin Division of Health. As a medical epidemiologist in the Division of Parasitic Diseases at CDC, 1988-2006, David focused on the epidemiology and control of neglected tropical diseases. He co-founded and co-directed the WHO Collaborating Center for Control and Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Americas. He joined CWW in 2011.