Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Michael Cannon, PhDH
Areas of Expertise
Epidemiologist, Prevention Research Branch, NCBDDD
Michael Cannon, PhD, is an epidemiologist in the Prevention Research Branch of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. He does research on the prevention of birth defects, with a particular focus on the epidemiology and prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus infection and disease.
He began his career at CDC in the Herpesvirus Section of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, where he worked on the epidemiology of human herpesvirus 8 and cytomegalovirus (CMV). He has done research on the prevalence and incidence of CMV infection among the U.S. population and has also studied how infection may be prevented among pregnant women through education and behavioral change.
Dr. Cannon received a BS in mathematics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and a MS in quantitative ecology and resource management from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He completed his PhD in epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
He has authored and coauthored more than 50 articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific conferences, including the keynote speaker at the International Congenital CMV Conference.
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