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Sarah Legare, MPH, CPHQ is a PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance Fellow with the Division of Global Health Protection in the country of Georgia, supporting antimicrobial resistance and pan-respiratory disease surveillance. In the first year of her fellowship, Sarah worked in Ethiopia on COVID-19 diagnostics and seroprevalence, building laboratory networks, respiratory and acute febrile illness surveillance, CARES Act cooperative agreements, and field epidemiology training program mentorship. Sarah has previously implemented antimicrobial stewardship programs in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. and led education and policy initiatives in healthcare-associated infections and vector-borne diseases with the Virginia Department of Health. Internationally, her past work has focused on immunization policy in Georgia as well as malaria prevention and laboratory-based research, including three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. She holds an MPH in Global Health from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, a BS in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University, and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

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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