Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Travel-related zoonotic and communicable diseases
Nina Marano, DVM
Director of the Africa Refugee Health Program, NCEZID
A native New Yorker, Nina Marano, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM, trained in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia and in public health at Emory University. Since 1998 Dr. Marano has been a medical epidemiologist at CDC where she has worked on antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens, anthrax bioterrorism and SARS investigations and forged new partnerships with the veterinary medical community to prevent zoonotic diseases. In 2006, Dr. Marano joined CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine as chief of Geographic Medicine and Health Promotion Branch. In 2009 she became chief of the Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch where she worked on national policy, regulations, and research to mitigate the translocation of pathogens through travel and transportation. Under her leadership, the branch responded to the outbreak of influenza A H1N1 in 2009, the earthquake and outbreak of cholera in Haiti, and the nuclear radiation leakage in Japan. In June 2012, Dr. Marano was appointed director of the Africa Refugee Health Program at the CDC Kenya office in Nairobi. As director of the program, she and her team are responsible for overseeing the implementation of guidelines for disease screening and treatment, tracking and reporting disease, responding to disease outbreaks, and advising partners on healthcare for refugees and immigrants from Africa.
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