Why I Care

CDC, along with many other professional healthcare experts, are committed to increasing awareness of AFM, and moving national priorities forward to advance our understanding of AFM and its prevention, treatment, and outcomes.

Listen to members of our community of experts as they express their dedication to learn more about AFM.

Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Sarah Hopkins, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Adriana Lopez, MHS

Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kevin Messacar, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Janell Routh, MD, MHS

Medical Officer | USPHS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cristina Sadowsky, MD

Clinical Director
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Jeanette St. Pierre

Health Communication Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention