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Allison Arwady, M.P.H., M.D. ’08, HS ’12, on the front lines of Ebola

September 23, 2014

Allison Arwady, M.P.H., M.D. ’08, HS ’12, spent a month in Liberia, in July and August, as part of a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent to fight the Ebola outbreak. After completing her residency at Yale, Arwady signed on to a two-year training program with the CDC’s epidemic intelligence service. She is based in Chicago, but earlier last summer she spent time in Saudi Arabia, assessing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. In July, the CDC sought volunteers to go to Liberia to help local health workers there. Arwady was part of a team of six that grew to 12 CDC officers. Her job was surveillance, case finding, contact tracking, and implementing effective control methods.

Submitted by Tiffany Penn on September 23, 2014