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Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD

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Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

Chief, Developmental Disabilities Branch, NCBDDD


Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD, is a Medical Epidemiologist and Chief of the Developmental Disabilities Branch. Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp joined CDC in 1981 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer and completed a Preventive Medicine Residency in 1984. Since coming to CDC, she designed and implemented the first U.S. population-based study of developmental disabilities in school-age children, which laid the foundation for the current methods employed by the ADDM network.

Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp received her MD from Emory University and is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She has served as the CDC liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities and has published extensively on the epidemiology of developmental disabilities. She maintains her clinical experience as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and is the medical director of the Clayton Early Intervention Program in metropolitan Atlanta.

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