Search for missing CDC population health leader continues: 5 things to know

Atlanta police are still looking for Dr. Timothy Cunningham, team lead for the CDC's division of population health, who was last seen Feb. 12, according to a report from ABC News

Here are five things to know.

1. Dr. Cunningham, a 35-year-old epidemiologist and alumni of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, was last seen leaving work Feb. 12 after telling his supervisors he felt ill.

2. Dr. Cunningham's parents found their son's dog, cell phone, wallet, car and keys at his home.

3. Law enforcement and Dr. Cunningham's family are calling on the public for any information that could aid in the investigation.

"This is an appeal to the public," said Terrell Cunningham, father of Dr. Cunningham, according to ABC News. "We're seeking your help in bringing Tim back safe."

4. In a statement provided to ABC News, the CDC described Dr. Cunningham "as a highly respected member of our CDC family. … Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time."

5. Dr. Cunningham's research with the CDC has been focused on health disparities related to race, gender, socioeconomic status and geography. He also participated in the agency's emergency response efforts during Hurricane Sandy, and past Ebola and Zika outbreaks.

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