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Charlotte Kent, PhD, MPH

Acting Editor-in-Chief, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

Charlotte Kent is the Acting Editor-in-Chief of the MMWR series. Dr. Kent comes to CSELS from the Division of Community Health (DCH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion where she has served as Chief of the Research, Surveillance, and Evaluation Branch since July 2011.

Dr. Kent has 24 years of public health experience, working internationally as the Director of the AIDS Epidemiology Unit for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health in Bern, Switzerland from 1990 to 1991; at the local level as the Chief of the Epidemiology Unit, STD Prevention and Control Services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health for 15 years; and for seven years with CDC as a branch chief in two different Divisions. She was with the Division of STD Prevention as the Chief of the Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch from 2007 to 2011. During her tenure in San Francisco, Dr. Kent was the principal investigator on numerous CDC cooperative agreements related to surveillance and multisite research projects.

With extensive research in community health, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, H1N1, and correctional settings, Dr. Kent has produced more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, MMWR articles, and book chapters. She is the recipient of numerous CDC awards, including the CDC & ATSDR Honor Award for Excellence in Quantitative Sciences, the Kaafee Billah Memorial Award Honoring Excellence in Economic Research, and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award.

Dr. Kent received her doctorate in epidemiology and her in master of public health in biomedical sciences from the University of California Berkeley. She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Amherst College.