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Rebecca Castor, MPH is a current PHI/CDC Global Epidemiology Fellow in the Department of Global Health Protection in the CDC office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She served as a rural community health development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Cameroon working to improve maternal and child health and to prevent HIV/AIDS and malaria. She has worked with The Carter Center in data cleaning and analysis of seroprevalence surveys for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis in Nigeria and worked as a Project Manager in Chad performing qualitative research for guinea worm and circulating vaccine derived poliovirus (cVDPV) eradication. Rebecca has also worked domestically with the Georgia Emerging Infections Program conducting infectious disease surveillance for food borne illnesses, staphylococcus aureus, and covid-19 in the metro Atlanta area. Rebecca has experience in Chiang Mai, Thailand in advocating for migrant labor rights and has experience conducting research on malnutrition in Senegal. Rebecca is trilingual, speaking English, French, and Fulfulde and is excited to use her other skills in the analysis of infectious disease programing to inform future programmatic decisions. Rebecca received her MPH in Global Epidemiology with a focus on infectious disease from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University.

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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