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Anyana Banerjee, EdD, MPH

Acting Deputy Chief – Public Health Practice and Policy Branch (PHPPB)

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

Dr. Banerjee is Acting Deputy Chief, Public Health Practice and Policy Branch (PHPPB), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD). PHPPB provides training and service programs for public health professionals, and supports the existing workforce in applied public health sciences.

Dr. Banerjee joined CDC in 1998, learning the science of public health while serving in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). From NCEH, she moved to the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) as Epidemiologist in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Branch. She returned to NCEH as Public Heath Analyst in the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch and the Environmental Public Health Tracking Branch. In 2008, Dr. Banerjee joined the Career Development Division, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (reorganized as DSEPD) as Deputy Chief, Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship Branch.

While at NCEH, Dr. Banerjee helped pilot a heat-related illness surveillance system in an emergency care setting. While at NCID, she served in Zambia, where she gathered cost and quality data for the Safe Water System (SWS) and trained locally employed staff. This work led to publication of the first multiyear cost and financial sustainability analysis of SWS in the Journal of Water and Health.

Dr. Banerjee earned her BS from the University of Ottawa, MPH from Emory University, and EdD from the University of Georgia. Her 2013 doctoral dissertation on the development of learning and leadership cultures in complex organizations was nominated for the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) 2014 Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award.

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