Amanda Cohn, MD
Director, Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders

CAPT Amanda Cohn, MD

Amanda Cohn, MD, currently serves as the Director of the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders. She previously served as Executive Secretariat of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Chief Medical Officer for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Prior to that role, she served as the Acting Director for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and Deputy Director for Immunization Services Division for NCIRD. Dr. Cohn came to the CDC in 2004 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and joined the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in 2006, where she focused on prevention and control meningococcal disease, both domestically and internationally. From 2007 to 2014, she was the CDC lead for the ACIP Meningococcal Vaccines Work Group.

She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She obtained her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts.