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Javier Cattle, MPH, is a Global Health Epidemiology Fellow supporting the Quality Improvement Branch within the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis at the CDC South Africa offices in Pretoria. In this role, he assess, manages, evaluates, and improves CDC and PEPFAR’s achievement in HIV prevention and treatment to reach epidemic control through supporting the data and programmatic activities of CDC South Africa’s granular site management program, “Siyenza”. He earned his Master of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in Epidemiology with a certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. As a health advocate in the pediatric clinic of Harlem Hospital, Javier empowered low-income families to meet unmet social needs (such as food and housing insecurity, transportation, etc) in order to meet unmet medical needs and achieve personal health goals. As an undergraduate Minority Health Research Training Fellow of ICAP at Columbia University, Javier supported national quality improvement programmatic activities of the Swaziland Health Laboratory Services. More recently, he supported the strategic information branch of ICAP as a Next Generation Fellow researching HIV risk among men who have sex with men, transgender women, and genderqueer individuals in Zimbabwe using data from a national bio-behavioral survey. Javier is excited to bring to this role his experience and passion for local community based programming, data management/analytics, and health equity of disadvantaged populations on both a domestic and international scale. He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts from Columbia University and is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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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