Welcome to the Division of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC)
The Division of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC) provides a key leadership role in California and the nation by evaluating and responding to new and re-emerging infectious disease threats. Each branch within the Division, working with local health departments, plays a vital part in the continuing battle to protect California’s citizens and visitors from the threats of infectious diseases.
About Dr. James P. Watt, Chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control
DCDC Organizational Chart (PDF, New Window)
Combating infectious diseases involves straightforward, non-controversial, science-based prevention and control efforts. Seven major DCDC activities respond to current challenges:
Branches and Programs
DCDC is a division of the California Department of Public Health, Center for Infectious Diseases. For complete information about the Division’s branches and programs, see: