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Leah Moat, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance Fellow with the Division for Global Health and Protection for CDC Central America, where she will be supporting the review and enhancement of national infectious disease surveillance systems. Leah holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish from Gustavus Adolphus College. As a graduate student, she contributed to research assessing COVID-19 risk in an indigenous community in the Yucatán peninsula as well as among the immigrant workforce in local meatpacking facilities. Prior to beginning this fellowship, she worked for the Minnesota Department of Health in both foodborne illness and COVID-19 surveillance activities. Leah has experience working, studying, and living throughout Latin America, most recently in Mexico City, Mexico, where she worked for the Institute of Women in Migration and the Center for Ecumenical Studies. She speaks Spanish and is passionate about issues of global health equity, migration, environmental justice, and sustainable international development.

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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