National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP)
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) presented NSSP Health Scientist Aaron Kite-Powell with the 2019 Award for Outstanding Dedication in Public Health Practice. Each year, ISDS recognizes an individual who regularly and repeatedly offers time and knowledge in activities needed to advance public health practice. Aaron is part of CDC’s Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance, which oversees NSSP. He is also the new co-chair of the R Group for Biosurveillance, an offshoot of the NSSP Community of Practice, and facilitates collaborative projects throughout CDC to demonstrate the value of syndromic data.