Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Lyn Finelli, DrPH
Areas of Expertise
- Flu surveillance
Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team Lead, Influenza Division, NCIRD
Lyn Finelli, DrPH, is the Lead of the Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Dr. Finelli is a graduate of the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from Columbia University. From 1983 to 1990, she taught pediatrics and public health at Columbia University and was the director of the Pediatric Primary Care Program (pediatric nurse practitioner program). She received her doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology from Columbia University, School of Public Health in 1990.
Dr. Finelli began working with CDC in 1990, providing technical assistance in epidemiology to the New Jersey Department of Health, where she held the positions of epidemiologist and acting State Epidemiologist. Dr. Finelli came to Atlanta in 1997 to work as an epidemiologist in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In 2001, she joined the Division of Viral Hepatitis as Chief of the Surveillance Team. Dr. Finelli joined the Influenza Division in 2006. Her research interests include influenza-bacterial co-infection, influenza complications including influenza-related pneumonia, and zoonotic influenza. Dr. Finelli is the co-author of more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters.
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