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Panelist: Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH
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Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH

Chief, Respiratory Diseases Branch
Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Dr. Cynthia G. Whitney is the Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Whitney has directed the pneumococcal epidemiology research program for the Respiratory Diseases Branch and has published extensively on pneumococcal disease epidemiology, drug resistance and vaccines. She has expertise in managing respiratory outbreaks. Dr. Whitney obtained her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and is boarded in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor with Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Pneumonia Guidelines Committee, and has been a leader or active participant in multiple boards and committees related to vaccine evaluation.

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