Crises, Calamities, and Chaos: How Public Health Can Improve Response to Emerging Threats Wherever They Arise.
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
72 East Concord Street
From Ebola to Zika, from hurricanes to opioids, threats to health make headlines and challenge our public health response. Lessons learned from CDC’s engagements around the world, and in our backyard, suggest a role for everyone in mitigating risk and building resilience.
Schuchat played key roles in CDC emergency responses, including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza response, the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing and the 2001 bioterrorist anthrax response. Globally, she has worked on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa, and conducted surveillance and prevention projects in South Africa.
Schuchat graduated from Swarthmore College and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at NYU’s Manhattan VA Hospital. She was promoted to rear admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service in 2006 and earned a second star in 2010.
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