Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Sharmila Shetty, MD
Medical Officer, Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, NCEZID
Sharmila Shetty, MD, is a Medical Officer in the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, NCEZID. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital in New York. Dr. Shetty then worked with the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in Lebanon, Uganda, and Sudan, providing clinical pediatric care. Subsequently, she completed an Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship at CDC in 2004 with the Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases. Following her fellowship, Dr. Shetty worked with the Red Cross in Indonesia doing tsunami relief work and as a faculty member in the International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Shetty returned to CDC in 2009 and is presently working on the health concerns of US-bound refugees and immigrants as well as issues around international adoptees. Some of the various projects that Dr. Shetty has worked on in this role include being a co-principal investigator of a multistate epidemiologic investigation of an outbreak of suicides among Bhutanese refugees in the United States; managing a measles epidemic in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya during the Horn of Africa crisis; leading an investigation of vaccine coverage and timing among US-born Somali children; and leading and coordinating efforts between CDC and adoption specialty clinics in the United States to design and implement a surveillance system for international adoptee health.
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