Pavani Kalluri Ram, MD, an internist by training, worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2001 to 2005, first as an epidemic intelligence service officer and then as a medical epidemiologist. During her career, she has conducted numerous outbreak investigations, participated in the CDC response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax bioterrorism events of that year. Ram’s current research includes evaluating the benefits of handwashing for preventing disease among vulnerable populations, such as infants and new mothers. She teaches Global Health and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and mentors master’s and doctoral students in epidemiology, and community health and health behavior.
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