Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Travel-related zoonotic and communicable diseases
Nina Marano, DVM
Branch Chief, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, NCEZID
A native New Yorker, Nina Marano, DVM, trained in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia and in public health at Emory University. She first came to CDC in 1998 to work in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch and, in 2000, joined the Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch where she was an integral part of CDC's anthrax bioterrorism and SARS investigations. During her tenure with this branch, Dr. Marano was the principal investigator for the Anthrax Vaccine Research Program and a significant contributor to the U.S. National Anthrax Response Plan.
Dr. Marano joined CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine in 2006, serving three years as branch chief in the Geographic Medicine and Health Promotion Branch. In 2009, she became branch chief of the Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, which works to prevent importation of communicable diseases and protect the public's health through detection and response to travel-related diseases at U.S. ports of entry. Dr Marano is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and is an Associate Editor for CDC's journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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