As part of the Southeastern Conference's celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the conference will spotlight former student-athletes that have gone on to successful careers outside of athletics.
Captain Erin Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH was on the frontline of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 response beginning March 2020 where she primarily served as the Community Interventions and Critical Populations (CICP) Task Force Lead in 2020 and 2021. While serving in this capacity, Sauber-Schatz provided guidance and assistance on community mitigation strategies and helped identify and protect at-risk and disproportionately affected populations in the United States.
Sauber-Schatz now serves as the Program Director for CDC's global health security work in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa. Global health security is the existence of strong and resilient public health systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, wherever they occur in the world.
Fighting infectious diseases worldwide helps to protect the health, safety, and security of the American people by working to stop diseases at their source.
Before she led the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force for the @CDCgov, Commander Erin Sauber-Schatz was a springboard and platform diver for @AggieSwimDive. pic.twitter.com/u86ooz9ae2- NCAA (@NCAA) April 6, 2021
Sauber-Schatz was a three-year letter winner as a diver for the Texas A&M women's swimming and diving team from 1999-2002. She represented Texas A&M at three Big 12 Championships and posted top 16 diving finishes at the conference meet six times. Her best finish at the Big 12 Championships was a fourth-place effort in the 10-meter platform as a senior in 2002 with a score of 409.02, Additionally, Sauber-Schatz advanced to the NCAA Zone Qualifiers twice. An excellent student, Sauber-Schatz earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2002.
Sauber-Schatz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor in French from Texas A&M University, her MPH in epidemiology from the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, and her PhD in epidemiology and a certificate in public health preparedness and disaster response from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She is a Captain in the United States Public Health Service.