Abbigail Tumpey is the Associate Director for Communications Science at CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Abbigail handles communications for CDC’s healthcare safety issues including: healthcare-associated infections; blood, organ and other tissue safety; medication safety; and vaccine safety. Her team is responsible for communications for the National Healthcare Safety Network and numerous patient safety campaigns. Abbigail has been at CDC for 15 years and spent the first 4 years working as a microbiologist. During her time at CDC, Abbigail has spearheaded education programs for diseases such as rabies, poxviruses, tickborne rickettsial diseases, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Abbigail has played a lead role in CDC’s communications during numerous outbreak responses, including the recent multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections. Abbigail received a Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State University and a Masters of Public Health from University of South Florida.