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Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity
Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, serves as Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she provides agency leadership, direction, and accountability for CDC’s policies and programs to ensure they are effective in improving minority health and achieving health equity. Dr. Liburd also serves as the agency lead in coordinating CDC engagement with HHS, other federal agencies, national organizations, and the public on issues of health equity.
Prior to joining the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Dr. Liburd served for seven years as Chief of the Community Health and Equity Branch where she directed a broad range of public health programs addressing the elimination of health disparities, the social determinants of health, and community health promotion. Dr. Liburd has written extensively on community-based public health approaches for chronic disease control, the influence of culture and gender on health, and the elimination of health disparities.
Dr. Liburd holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a MPH in Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a MA in Cultural Anthropology, and a PhD in Medical Anthropology from Emory University.
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