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Araceli Rey, BS, BSN, MPH

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CDR Rey is a CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) assigned to the Texas Department of State Health Services in the Strategic Preparedness Branch of the Community Preparedness Section.  In her role as CEFO, CDR Rey has been working on several projects to help build epidemiologic, surveillance, and emergency response capacity.  Some examples include assisting with the pandemic influenza H1N1 response, evaluating the H1N1 mortality surveillance system, providing training to local and regional epidemiologists for emergency preparedness, mentoring students, and giving oral presentations at local, regional, and national meetings.

CDR Rey began her federal career at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer assigned to Maine, where she worked on a broad range of projects to include injury prevention research, outbreak investigations, and coordination of vaccination clinics and evaluation of surveillance and disease control programs.  She also spent time overseas assisting with a clinical trial in Madagascar.  Following EIS, CDR Rey worked at CDC’s National Center for Public Health Informatics in the Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services.  In this role, she served as the subject matter expert on nationally notifiable diseases and program manager of the outbreak management program.  Here, she developed implementation plans for the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and collaborated with internal and external partners on informatics projects concentrating on integrated surveillance and GIS. 

CDR Rey received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  Her clinical experience includes working as an ER/Trauma Nurse and a pediatric Critical Care nurse.

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