COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit Developer: Shatavia Morrison, PhD
Bioinformatics Unit Lead
Waterborne Diseases Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Shatavia Morrison, PhD, developed bioinformatics and whole genome sequencing training material for the COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit. This material helps epidemiologists understand techniques that can provide higher-resolution data for investigating COVID-19 outbreaks.
Dr. Morrison is the Bioinformatics Unit Lead in the CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Her primary research interests are metagenomics analysis of environmental water samples and detection and characterization of Cryptosporidiosis spp., Naegleria fowleri, and free-living amebae from “-omics” related sequencing datasets. She is also exploring informatics techniques to deploy rapid bioinformatics analytics in resource-limited environments. Dr. Morrison received a BA in Software and Information Systems and her doctorate in Bioinformatics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.