Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Abigail Shefer, MD, FACP
Areas of Expertise
Associate Director for Science, Immunization Services Division, NCIRD
Abigail Shefer, MD, FACP, is currently Associate Director for Science in the Immunization Services Division (ISD) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Abby′s most recent experience has been as Chief, Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch (HSREB) in ISD which she lead from 2000-2005. She has been a medical epidemiologist in the National Immunization Program for the last 14 years. Before moving to Atlanta, she completed a 2 year fellowship with CDC as an EIS officer (Epidemic Intelligence Service officer) while stationed at the Communicable Disease Branch at the California State Health Dept in Berkeley. Abigail completed a medical residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI and is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Abby′s areas of interest and research have included 1) evaluating strategies to improve and promote adult immunization; 2) improving coverage of low income children through coordination of the national WIC immunization initiative; 3) conducting systematic reviews on cost and cost-effectiveness of population based interventions to improve coverage for both routine and high risk vaccination, and 4) integrating immunization–related quality improvement activities at the practice level.
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