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EMD Seminar Series: Gabriela Paz-Bailey, "Tackling the Global Dengue Crisis: Exploring Novel Interventions "

Gabriela Paz-Bailey, MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H is the head of the Dengue Branch (DB) in the Vector-Borne Diseases Division (DVBD) of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), in San Juan , Puerto Rico. Dr. Paz-Bailey earned her degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. She continued her postgraduate studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in the United Kingdom, where she obtained a Master of Science in Tropical Medicine and International Health, and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology. She began working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2000 as an Epidemiological Intelligence Service officer.

Dr. Paz-Bailey has more than two decades of experience in public health and epidemiology in the United States, Central America, Africa, and Asia. She has studied the natural history of several infectious diseases, focusing on their acquisition and response to treatments. These include tuberculosis, Chagas disease, HIV infection, hepatitis B and C viruses, herpes viruses, and arboviral diseases, such as dengue and Zika. Her most recent work includes implementing dengue research cohorts and enhanced surveillance, and obtaining recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the first dengue vaccine approved for use in the United States. Dr. Paz-Bailey is passionate about work related to disease control and prevention, as well as using scientific tools to improve public health.

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Gabriela Paz-Bailey
    Chief of the Dengue Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)





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