Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH
Areas of Expertise
- Cervical Cancer
- Skin Cancer
Medical Officer, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCCDPHP
Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH, joined the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Division of Reproductive Health in 1995, and is currently a medical officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Since EIS, the majority of her CDC tenure has been spent with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control focusing extensively in two subject areas: skin cancer epidemiology and cervical cancer screening. Dr. Saraiya advised the Choose Your Cover Campaign from a medical /epidemiological perspective and has authored many publications. She spearheaded two major skin cancer initiatives: the school guidelines on sun protection and the community guidelines on skin cancer prevention. Her work also extends to CDC's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Dr. Saraiya also provides gynecologic cancer expertise as a medical officer for the Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign. During the past three years, she has been an active member various CDC Human papillomavirus (HPV) workgroups. Her cervical cancer and HPV research portfolio is vast as she recently completed an initiative to characterize the HPV-associated cancer burden in the United States. Furthermore, she has also published several articles including characterizing the incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S., the necessary communication pieces for HPV testing and the HPV vaccine, and the low pap testing rates among foreign-born women in the U.S. She is also actively involved in research projects related to ovarian cancer diagnoses.
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