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Kristen Carr, MPH is a Global Epidemiology Fellow with PHI/CDC Liberia working on Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance (AFI). Kristen holds an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory Rollins School of Public Health where she focused on the epidemiology of infectious diseases relating to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). She is cross-trained in microbiological lab methods and enjoys working on interdisciplinary projects. Kristen has been working with the CDC since 2019, where she has heavily focused on Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) related projects including the Enteric Disease Toolkit, aimed at building capacity around enteric disease detection, prevention and response in developing countries, and designing a Cholera Case study that has been taught in Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) by partners in Africa and the Middle East. During the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, she deployed twice to the Case Surveillance Team where she wrote R programs to produce epidemiology and surveillance reports for state partners. In addition, she has 2 years of experience working in the non-profit sector where she coordinated activities for international students at her alma mater and volunteered on service projects in East Asia and Central America.

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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