Global Health Seminar Series: Ebola in West Africa: How epidemiology informs an internation response

Dr. Hannah Kirking, who earned her bachelor’s and medical degrees at the UW-Madison, is an epidemic intelligence service officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She works on the front lines of public health, conducting epidemiological investigations, research and public health surveillance across the world. She is in the International Research and Programs Branch of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.

HKirking PHS Photo KhakiKirking is also a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and responds to public health emergencies and disease outbreaks in the United States and internationally.

While at UW-Madison, Kirking worked with the UW Center for Global Health (now the Global Health Institute) steering committee to expand international health opportunities for students. She also worked on border health issues with CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. She completed a combined residency in internal medicine in pediatrics in Slat Lake City,  where she has worked with the International Rescue Committee to improve refugee health through education and improving access to care. She has cone international clinical work in India and Kenya and public health work in the U.S., Central America, Africa and Southeast Asia.