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Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
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ISSN: 2161-0517

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David L. Swerdlow

David L. Swerdlow

David L. Swerdlow Associate Director National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Atlanta, Georgia

Biography
David L. Swerdlow MD (CAPT, USPHS) is the Associate Director for Science, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CDC and he also leads the NCIRD Office of Science and Integrated Programs and the NCIRD Infectious Disease Modeling Unit. He is currently also serving as the leader of the CDC MERS Coronavirus Response. He has held leadership roles during several CDC emergency responses including Haiti cholera, pandemic Influenza A (H1N1), Hurricane Katrina, adverse events associated with smallpox vaccine, and the anthrax bioterrorism attacks. Before coming to NCIRD Dr. Swerdlow spent more than a decade at CDC studying the epidemiology of foodborne diseases. He has also worked in the areas of viral and rickettsial zoonotic diseases, and HIV/AIDS behavioral and clinical surveillance. His undergraduate education was at the University of California, San Diego and he is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship at CDC in Atlanta, and preventative medicine residency at the San Diego County Department of Health Services. He completed his infectious diseases fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1993. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He is clinical assistant professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and has worked in the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center since 1993. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University where he teaches two epidemiology courses and is on the faculty council. He is on the Program Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has co-authored over 200 peer-review publications, book chapters, and government publications.
Research Interest

Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Prevention Program Evaluation, Disaster Response, Emergency Management, Healthcare, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Medical Education, Health Education, Program Development, Global Health, Health Promotion, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Health Policy.

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