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“I appreciate the work that is done on a global scale and the work reminds us that we as individuals are nothing more than a pepper speck. When we work together our combined specks season the world and we work together to assist each other.”

Rosenia D. Bailey, CPM
Financial Analyst, Center for Global Health
Oakwood University

“After the military I was looking for a job in HR and was offered a position with the CDC. While working for the CDC I have learned a lot in reference to public health and how our collective work at the agency touches the lives of so many people.”

Kelly Crawford
Program Specialist, Human Resources Office
Central State University

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Derrick Gervin quote

“I decided on a career in public health at CDC to have a broader positive impact on program, practices, and policies affecting disproportionately affected groups.”

Derrick Gervin, MBA
Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Clark Atlanta University

“During my senior year in college my mother passed from breast cancer and I saw firsthand the disparity in the level of care and treatment she received. I was the first to graduate from college in my family and although my degree was in the financial field, I felt my skills and talents could still benefit public health and CDC in other ways.”

Linnet Griffiths, MA
Deputy Director, Office of Equal Employment and Workforce Equity
Bowie State University

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Demoncheri Harris quote

“Representation matters, which is why I chose a public health career at CDC. Being a scientist AND a woman of color matters in a field where people of color are generally underrepresented, especially in the higher-level scientific positions. I use this as fuel to continuously push myself to be great and to grow as a health scientist professional and as a person.”

DeMoncheri Harris, PhD
Health Scientist, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Bethune-Cookman University

“I have always been interested in public health and aimed to improve my community and influence the lack of services in low-income areas. Additionally, public health has a significant global impact, and though I work in HR, I feel that I am connected to/a part of the solutions.”

Fred Holmes
Acting Director (PACE), Human Resources Office
Alcorn State University

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Ebony Holt

“I decided to pursue a career in public health because of my desire to serve others. I am an Atlanta native, so CDC was a household, well respected name. When I found out that CDC offered a variety of positions other than lab and scientists I knew this was where I wanted to be.”

Ebony Holt
Public Health Advisor, National Center for Chronic Diseases
Clark Atlanta University

“I decided on a career at CDC because of the opportunity the agency provides to address disparities in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and to promote health equity for populations disproportionately affected by these diseases and infections on a national and international level. I also greatly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with other public health professionals with similar interests.”

Donna Hubbard McCree, PhD, MPH, RPh
Associate Director for Health Equity, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Howard University

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Kiana Morris

“Black people are disproportionately impacted by health disparities due to systemic inequalities in healthcare, education, economic status, and social factors. My mother had a stroke, father had a heart attack, and sister was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis all occurring between the ages of 20-40. As someone who comes from very humble beginnings, I have always found it imperative to educate others who lack access to proper resources, so that collectively we can change the trajectory of public health, and be inclusive of all people, especially those of us who are disproportionately impacted. What better way to show my devotion than to join the world’s best agency that is committed to public health and service! Together, we will help save lives.”

Kiana C. Morris, MBA, CMCP
Senior Advisor and Chief Strategy Officer, National Center for Health Statistics
Clark Atlanta University

“While working as a midwife nurse in Ethiopia, East Africa, I saw firsthand the impact and the need for public health interventions to communities. Public health interventions with lower costs save way more lives than expensive clinical approaches. This encounter made me decide to pursue a career in public health.”

Jigsa Tola, MPH
Health Scientist, National Center for Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Morehouse School of Medicine

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Michael Woods quote

“CDC allows me to practice public health internationally and have a lasting impact on global populations.”

Michael Woods, MD, MPH
CDC PHAP Associate, State Office of Vital Records
Dillard University