Dean Seneca, BA ’90
Seneca has been with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta since 1999. He serves as a senior health
scientist, policy health analyst and project advisor for global
health programs within the Office for State, Tribal, Local and
He has been heavily involved in health issues of American
Indians, Alaska natives and native Hawaiians, including the Zika
virus, the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, polio threats in
Afghanistan and Ethiopia, and the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009.
Seneca, a Sequoyah Fellow, grew up in the inner city of south
Buffalo, later moving to the Seneca Nation in Cattaraugus. He has
been a leader in engaging UB alumni in the Atlanta area.
Distinguished Alumni Awards and International Distinguished
These awards are given in recognition of exceptional career
accomplishments, community or university service, and research and