Meet Our Public Health Education Administration Officers

When you join the Commissioned Corps, you become part of a dedicated team of professionals who work to improve the health of individuals, communities, and the Nation.

Meet some of the public health education and administration officers in the Commissioned Corps below.

  • Lieutenant Dawn Arlotta
    Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

    September 11 changed her life
    A native New Yorker, LTJG Arlotta was teaching a corporate leadership class in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001. After she lived through that crisis, LTJG Arlotta decided that she wanted a career in sync with her spirit and left corporate America. She relocated to Atlanta to begin working on a masters in public health. Shortly after graduation, she met Commissioned Corps officers at a disaster preparedness health summit and was intrigued by the Corps. LTJG Arlotta applied for commission and was proud to be sworn in this May. She says, “I wanted to be part of the team that is trained and can respond to crises. It’s so necessary and I have a lot of respect for the Commissioned Corps that’s preparing us to help people.” As a health education officer, she is part of a team that educates people about environmental health hazards in their communities.