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Zika Virus Update



  • Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Director, Office of Science Quality

    Joanne Cono is the Director of CDC’s Office of Science Quality. A board-certified pediatrician trained at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Cono completed a Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has practiced pediatrics in the New York City homeless shelter system and at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. She has a Master of Science degree in Vaccine Science and International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, was a fellow in public health genetics at CDC, and a visiting faculty member at the University of Tartu in Estonia, teaching Epidemiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Cono joined CDC in 2000 as a medical epidemiologist in the National Immunization Program where she worked on childhood vaccine-preventable diseases and as an Associate Director for Science. She also has been an Associate Director for Science and Senior Medical Officer in the CDC Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, as well as in the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program of the National Center for Infectious Diseases where she was a lead for CDC’s smallpox vaccination and preparedness, as well as other bioterrorism preparedness activities. She was the lead of the Clinician Communications Team in CDC’s Emergency Communications System (ECS), developing emergency clinical guidance for medical and health professionals across the nation. More recently, Dr. Cono served as Senior Advisor for Global Health and as Senior Advisor for Science to the Director of CDC’s former Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, and as Senior Advisor for Science Integration to the Director of the current Office of Infectious Diseases. She has participated in numerous CDC public health emergency responses and led the Epidemiologic Response Team during the U.S. monkeypox outbreak response of 2003, and was Chief Health Officer in CDC’s emergency response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Her areas of interest are emerging infectious diseases, emergency response, global health, and immunization.

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