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Aaron Fleischauer currently serves as the Career Epidemiology Field Officer (Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) assigned to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Aaron has served in this position since July of 2008.  In this role, Aaron serves as epidemiologic science advisor to the State Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease branch, Public Health Preparedness and Response branch and the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology branch.  Aaron directs the state’s disaster epidemiology program, served as Operations Team leader for the state’s pandemic influenza H1N1 response, serves as co-investigator with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC), and provides supervision to an EIS officer.

Aaron began his tenure with CDC in the EIS class of 2002, where he was assigned to the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (BPRP). During EIS, Aaron was deployed for West Nile virus, SARS, the multi-state Monkeypox outbreak and avian influenza H5N1. Following EIS, Aaron was a team leader in BPRP involved in efforts to validate syndromic surveillance and serving as CDC’s delegate to the WHO advisory panel on mass gatherings. Aaron later became the chief epidemiologist for the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit and contributed to the National Biosurveillance Strategy for Human Health.

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