The Power List 2018 – Champions of Change
Gerberding Executive Vice President, Communications, Global policy, and Population Health & Chief Patient Officer, Merck, Sharp & Dohme
Julie served as Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director from 2002 to 2009 – the first woman to be appointed to this role. She joined MSD in 2010, and is responsible for the company’s Foundation and “Merck for Mothers,” a global program to prevent maternal mortality. Julie has also helped with the development of the Merck Women’s Employee Business Resource Group. She was selected as 2018 Women of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association for her contributions to advancing gender equality in the healthcare industry.