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Francisco Alvarado-Ramy

Areas of Expertise

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Community Measures to Mitigate Pandemic Influenza
  • Quarantine
  • Speaks Spanish

Francisco Alvarado-Ramy

Supervisory Medical Officer, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, NCPDCID

Captain Francisco Alvarado-Ramy serves as a supervisory medical officer assigned to CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.  The DGMQ mission is to prevent introduction and spread of infectious diseases in the U.S. and to prevent morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, migrant workers and international travelers. CAPT Alvarado-Ramy supervises medical and epidemiologic support for the quarantine system in the United States.  Most recently CAPT Alvarado-Ramy was detailed as Deputy Director of the Community Measures Task Force as one of the pillars of the U.S. government’s H1N1 Response.

Dr. Alvarado-Ramy joined CDC in 1999 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer where he conducted scientific studies and investigated outbreaks related to healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events. He was a member of the CDC response to the anthrax attacks in New York City.  As a CDC assignee, he has served as a state epidemiologist.  In that capacity he led the development of public policy on the prevention of serious morbidity and mortality from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection, among other accomplishments.

Dr. Alvarado-Ramy received a BS from Tulane University and an MD from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been the recipient of national awards, such as the Juan Carlos Finlay Award from the US Public Health Service and the Martha Katz Award from the National Public Health Leadership Institute.

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