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Jeffrey P. Koplan

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Jeffrey P. Koplan

"In April 2002, Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan was appointed Vice President for Academic Health Affairs of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. In this position, he is responsible for coordination and oversight of academic matters including research and education in Emory's schools of medicine, nursing, and public health and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

"From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Koplan served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

"Dr. Koplan began his public health career in the early 1970's as one of the CDC's celebrated "disease detectives," more formally known as Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officers. Since then, he has worked on virtually every major public health issue, including infectious diseases such as smallpox and HIV/AIDS, environmental issues such as the Bhopal chemical disaster, and the health toll of tobacco and chronic diseases, both in the United States and around the globe.

"From 1994 to 1998, he pursued his interest in enhancing the interactions between clinical medicine and public health by leading the Prudential Center for Health Care Research, a nationally recognized health services research organization.

"Dr. Koplan is a graduate of Yale College, the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine. He has served on many advisory groups and consultancies in the U.S. and overseas, and has written more than 170 scientific papers.“ [1]

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