Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Health
Kata Chillag has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, and postdoctoral training in applied epidemiology and public health as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her over 10 years at CDC, she worked on public health programs and research including polio eradication in Bangladesh, biomedical HIV research in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Emergency Operations Center during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. After CDC, she worked in the Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on HIV/AIDS. Beginning in 2013, she worked on the staff of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, established by Executive Order by President Barack Obama, first as a senior policy and research analyst focusing on public health, and then as associate director. She is particularly interested in the ethical, sociocultural, and political aspects of public health.