Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Phyllis Kozarsky, MD
Areas of Expertise
- Travel Health
Expert Travel Health Consultant
Phyllis Kozarsky, MD, is an expert travel health consultant for CDC′s Travelers Health Branch, whose focus is to promote travelers′ health and to prevent introduction of diseases related to animal importation to the U.S. She is an editor of CDC′s Health Information for the International Traveler, also known as the “Yellow Book.”
Dr. Kozarsky began her CDC career in the mid-1990s. She is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine as well as co-director at TravelWell, an Emory Healthcare affiliated program aimed at providing pre-and post-traveler health services to international travelers, and at Grady Memorial Hospital′s Immigrant and Refugee clinic. Current research efforts have primarily focused on issues in clinical tropical medicine and travelers′ health, including the epidemiology of travel related infections.
She received her bachelor′s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She went to Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles, and is a member many professional organizations, including the International Society of Travel Medicine and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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