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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Claire  Broome

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

Dr.Broome has developed and implemented research programs in bacterial disease epidemiology, observational vaccine evaluation, and public health surveillance methodology.  She has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (chair, advisory group on pneumococcal surveillance; member, Strategic Advisory Group on Vaccines); World Bank; GAVI; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and the US FDA (member, Vaccines and Related Biologicals Advisory Committee).

Dr. Broome was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine in 1996 and has received professional awards including the PHS Distinguished Service Medal, the Surgeon General’s Medallion, the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Squibb Award for Excellence of Achievement in Infectious Diseases, and the John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association, Epidemiology Section.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School.  She trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She retired from the US Public Health Service in 2006 as an Assistant Surgeon General.  She was Deputy Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Deputy Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registries from 1994-1999 (Acting Director  and Acting Administrator, 1998). She was chief of the bacterial meningitis and pneumonia branch in the National Center for Infectious Diseases from 1981-1990. From 2000-2006, she led the development and implementation of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, a web based approach to transforming CDC’s national disease monitoring systems.

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26 Northgate Ave

Berkeley , CA 94708-2008


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