Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Children’s health
- Child development
- Autism and other developmental disabilities
- Flu (children with special health care needs)
- Emergency preparedness
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, NCBDDD
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Peacock works to promote children’s health and development. She is recognized as a developmental disabilities expert and continues to see patients in a developmental clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center.
Dr. Peacock publishes and presents nationally about the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program and promotes awareness of developmental milestones and autism among parents, teachers, and health care professionals. She also works to address specific public health issues in children, including those with special health care needs. In 2009, she co-led CDC’s Children’s Health Desk for the H1N1 flu response and has published multiple articles about its effects on children with chronic medical conditions. She currently promotes flu prevention and early treatment for children with neurologic conditions, who are at a higher risk of death and hospitalization from the flu. Dr. Peacock also helps guide CDC’s emergency preparedness and response planning for children.
Dr. Peacock received her Doctor of Medicine and Master in Public Health from University of Kansas. She is also a former Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) trainee who completed her Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at Developmental Disabilities Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She initially joined CDC as an Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) fellow.
To request an interview, call CDC's Division of News and Electronic Media at (404) 639-3286, or e-mail us at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DrPeacockCDC.
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