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Nicki Pesik, MD

Nicki Pesik, MD, is an emergency room physician who has two positions at CDC’s proposed new National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) in Atlanta. She serves as Associate Director for Biosecurity for NCEZID and as Epidemiology Team Lead for the Bacterial Zoonoses Branch within NCEZID’s Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases. Prior to joining CDC, Nicki  served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine.

In 2006, Dr. Pesik was named Team Lead for CDC’s Epidemiology Surveillance and Response Branch within the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (BPRP). Before joining BPRP, Dr. Pesik was the Senior Medical Officer for CDC’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile. From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Pesik conducted research at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Maryland. Publications include articles on bioterrorism training in emergency medicine residency programs, ethics and terrorism, and disaster preparedness.

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