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Shannon Kuhn, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Epidemiology Fellow in the CDC Violence Prevention Division, Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, working with the global Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) team. Shannon earned her MPH in Community Health Sciences from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shannon worked for the CDC Foundation as a Health Communications Specialist with the State of Alaska, incorporating behavioral science and culturally relevant health promotion into the response. She previously served in a public health leadership role at the Anchorage Health Department, strengthening partnerships with underserved populations. Shannon recently conducted community-engaged multilingual research on immigrant integration and inclusion, and provides ongoing program coordination support to a Bangladesh NGO providing humanitarian and health care services to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. From infectious disease prevention to food security, Shannon is a fierce advocate for health equity and her work has been centered around addressing health disparities, access to care, and social determinants of health.

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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