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Dr. Sarah Bennett

United States Public Health Service
Sarah Bennett (Commander, United States Public Health Service) is a Medical Officer and epidemiologist and Lead for CDC’s COVID-19 Response International Task Force responsible for supporting COVID-19 pandemic response activities in more than 60 countries. Dr. Bennett regularly services in CDC’s Global Immunization Division working on improving access and utilization of routine immunizations, vaccine safety surveillance and evaluation of the safety of new vaccines and use of vaccines in outbreak and emergency settings. She previously worked in the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) supporting epidemiology, laboratory, and surveillance activities in multiple countries, including implementation of new diagnostic laboratory methods for detection of Zika virus and overseeing ongoing scientific activities related to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. During August 2014–December 2016, Dr. Bennett supported CDC’s West African Ebola Outbreak Response focusing on surveillance, case management, infection prevention and control, and emergency response and preparedness. Before the West African Ebola outbreak, Dr. Bennett was assigned to CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases and specialized in outbreaks caused by pathogens transmitted by food, water, animal contact, or other environmental sources. She completed CDC’s Epidemiologic Intelligence Service in 2012, Internal Medicine residency training at Emory University in 2010, her Medical Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health at Emory University in 2007, and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 2010.

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