Kiran Perkins, M.D.

Commander Kiran Perkins is an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical officer of the U.S. Public Health Service serving as lead of the Outbreak Response Team in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she coordinates local and national healthcare-associated infection outbreak response. During her time at CDC, she has led more than 400 responses to outbreaks and infection control threats across all U.S. states and 9 countries, as well as several national investigations. She has worked on CDC-wide emergency response efforts including the Ebola, Zika, and Mpox outbreaks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDR Perkins completed her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University, Medical Doctorate at the University at Buffalo, and Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her residency training was completed at the University of Pittsburgh. She started her CDC career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer conducting epidemiologic analyses on risks and outcomes associated with assisted reproductive technology. CDR Perkins practices clinically as adjunct faculty at Emory School of Medicine.