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Suzanne Binder

Adjunct Faculty
Biography

Dr. Sue Binder is an expert in the practice of public health, with broad experience in public health research and programs, both in the United States and internationally. She is currently working with Emory University on building national public health capacity in low-resource countries, the University of Georgia on research on schistosomiasis control, and Georgia State University on child maltreatment prevention. She is Chair of the Emory Center for Injury Control External Advisory Committee. Trained as a physician and board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Binder served 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, before retiring in 2004. While at the CDC, Dr. Binder held a number of leadership positions in environmental health, infectious diseases, and injury prevention and control. Her accomplishments include developing and overseeing CDC’s childhood lead poisoning prevention program, spearheading the development of CDC’s strategy for preventing emerging infectious diseases, and directing the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Binder has received numerous awards, including CDC’s highest honor, the William C. Watson Medal of Excellence.

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