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Adam MacNeil

Adam MacNeil, PhD, MPH, is the staff epidemiologist for the Special Pathogens Branch within CDC’s proposed new National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) in Atlanta. The primary focus of his work in the Special Pathogens Branch is on surveillance and epidemiology of high-hazard zoonotic viruses. He has a PhD from the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard University and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Before joining the Special Pathogens Branch, Dr. MacNeil was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at CDC and was involved in multiple international outbreak investigations, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and atypical Varicella zoster virus infection in the Republic of the Congo.  He lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife, his lazy cat, and his even lazier dog.

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