Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
Megan Light has worked as a Public Health Analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the National Centers for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) since 2016. She provides health information systems support primarily for CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) and Emerging Infections Programs (EIP) cooperative agreements. Megan has used her experience in public health and her growing experience in IT to bridge the gaps between the ELC and EIP IT teams, scientific program teams at CDC, and staff at public agencies across the country. Prior to joining ELC Megan gained extensive public health experience during her studies at Emory University, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and in Kenya working for the Kajiado County Ministry of Health. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University and a Masters of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. Megan lives in Atlanta and is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.
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