Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Human Development and Disability
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP is the Division Director for the Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Dedicated to the health and development of children and adults across the lifespan, she applies her personal passion and knowledge to a critical leadership position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In her role at DHDD, Dr. Peacock directs CDC’s public health approach, which helps children and adults with disabilities get the most out of life by supporting programs, surveillance, research and policies that facilitate better healthcare, increases in accessibility, and inclusion. DHDD also works to optimize child development for those at risk for high-impact conditions so children can reach their full potential in life. Dr. Peacock oversees a division staff focused on the best health outcomes for the following populations:
- Infants and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, fragile X syndrome, hearing loss, mental disorders, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and Tourette Syndrome
- Infants and children at risk for developmental delays, disabilities, and mental disorders
- Adults living with disabilities, including those with functional mobility and cognitive limitations
In addition to her DHDD responsibilities, Dr. Peacock continues to see patients in developmental clinics – the Good Samaritan Health Center and the DeKalb County Refugee Clinic – while also serving as an adjunct professor with the Georgia State Center for Leadership in Disability and Georgia Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. She also represents CDC on a number of federal and national committees including the HHS Pediatric/Obstetric Integrated Program Team, the HHS CHILD Working Group, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities, and AAP’s Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. As an expert member of CDC’s Children’s Preparedness Team, working with CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Dr. Peacock holds a substantial role in public health disaster preparedness and response for children.