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Danielle Fernandez, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance Fellow with the Clinical Surveillance and Epidemiology Team for the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis at CDC headquarters. Danielle holds a Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in Epidemiology from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and International Development from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the fellowship program, Danielle worked for four years with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County as an Applied Epidemiologist, a role in which she conducted case interviews and field investigations and managed large-scale outbreak investigations. Most notably, Danielle served as the Field Team Lead during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak in Miami-Dade County. Her and her teams’ efforts during community urosurveys culminated in the identification and surveillance of four active areas of local transmission. Danielle has proven experience in data analysis, utilizing various statistical and spatial analysis softwares, and has published on topics including tattoo-associated skin infections, Zika virus, and carbon monoxide poisoning following a natural disaster. Her interests include global health, infectious disease epidemiology, and public health informatics.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

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