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CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force

A Workgroup of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (OID BSC)

OID BSC Members

Ruth Lynfield, M.D. (Task Force Co-Chair)
State Epidemiologist and Medical Director,
Minnesota Department of Health

Jill Taylor, Ph.D. (Task Force Co-Chair)
Director, Wadsworth Center,
New York State Department of Health

Bonnie Maldonado, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics

Emily Erbelding, M.D., M.P.H. (OID BSC Ex Officio)
National Institutes of Health
Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

AFM Clinical and Research Experts

Leslie Benson, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital,
Department of Neurology

Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., M.H.S.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

Bryan Grenfell, Ph.D.
Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs

Tory Johnson, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Department of Neurology

Kevin Messacar, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics

John Modlin, M.D.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
Deputy Director for Polio Research and Policy

Avi Nath, M.D.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Department of Neurology,
Director, Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center

Matthew Schniederjan, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine,
Department of Pathology

Nathaniel Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Director and State Health Officer,
Arkansas Department of Health

Ken Tyler, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine,
Chair, Department of Neurology

Arun Venkatesan, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases

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