Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sascha Ellington has been an epidemiologist at CDC since 2006. Prior to that, she worked as the epidemiology program manager at a county health department in Florida. At CDC, She has primarily worked in the areas of infections during pregnancy, HIV, and emergency preparedness and response.. Dr. Ellington led the maternal health team for CDC’s 2014 Ebola response and subsequently led the Emergency Preparedness and Response Activity in CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH). She served on the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force for CDC’s 2016 Zika Virus Response as the lead for domestic surveillance activities. She also served as the lead for the Epidemiology and Surveillance Task Force for CDC's Lung Injury Response and the At-Risk Task Force lead for CDC's 2019 novel Coronavirus response. She currently serves as the team lead for the Emergency Preparedness and Response in CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health. Dr. Ellington completed her undergraduate degree at Florida State University, her MSPH at Emory University, and her PhD in epidemiology from UGA.