Captain Michael Schmoyer, PhD is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Security and Strategic Information (OSSI) and the Director of Intelligence within OSSI at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Michael works with high level Department and Agency officials across the Government on a variety of intelligence, public health, and homeland security issues. His team addresses a variety of areas including research, production, use, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence, law enforcement and other sensitive information, and its application to public health.
Previously, Michael was the Director of the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats (PET) within the Office of Global Affairs at HHS. Prior to being at HHS/OGA/PET, Michael had completed three years as the HHS/ASPR Senior Advisor and representative to the Department of Defense’s U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), covering 31 countries and 10 territories in Latin America.
CAPT Schmoyer completed his PhD in Health Behavior at the University of Florida. He earned his BS (double major in Physical Education and Health Science) and MS (Community Health) from SUNY College at Brockport.