Chief, Scientific Publications Branch, Editor-In-Chief – MMWR, Office of the Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Charlotte K. Kent, PhD, MPH
Chief, Scientific Publications Branch
Editor-In-Chief – MMWR
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Public Health Science and Surveillance
Charlotte Kent, PhD, has 28 years of experience directing the development, implementation, and evaluation of surveillance, epidemiologic, and health services research, and in managing public health programs at the local and federal level, including internationally. Her broad-based public health experience includes both infectious disease and chronic disease prevention and control. Dr. Kent received her PhD in Epidemiology and her MPH in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California Berkeley, and her BA in Anthropology from Amherst College. She has authored more than 115 published papers. The average citation per published paper is 59.0, with a high impact as measured by an h-index of 41. She has received numerous awards at CDC, including the CDC & ATSDR Honor Award for Excellence in Quantitative Sciences; the Kaafee Billah Memorial Award, Honoring Excellence in Economic Research; and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award. Since 2014, she has applied her skills and experience in leadership roles for the “voice of CDC,” the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series, and CDC Vital Signs, the Agency’s monthly call to action to address the most important public health issues in the United States.