Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH, FACP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Aaron Harris is a commander in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and a medical epidemiologist serving as the acting clinical interventions team lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine, he received National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant support for global health research to prevent pneumonia in Ecuador and cholera in Bangladesh. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Emory University with research honors and global health distinction. After residency, Dr. Harris served as Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC in the Respiratory Disease Branch where he responded to multiple respiratory disease outbreaks. He serves on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) workgroup developing policy for the use of pneumococcal and viral hepatitis vaccines. Dr. Harris currently leads national hepatitis B prevention efforts and policy development in the Division of Viral Hepatitis. Dr. Harris also practices internal medicine and teaches fellows, residents, and medical students as adjunct faculty at Emory University. He has co-authored numerous publications and is the recipient of a USPHS Outstanding Service Medal.

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