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Regent At-Large: Woodring
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Joseph Woodring, DO, MPH, MTM&H, FACPM

Dr. Woodring looks to apply his international and domestic research, policy and advocacy skills and address unmet international public health issues which may also affect US policy. Seconded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, He currently serves as the hepatitis B focal point for 37 countries and 1.8 billion people in the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific. In this capacity, he helps guide prevention, control and eradication programs for 37 countries which contain 45% of global hepatitis B chronic infections and 40% of the global deaths from viral hepatitis.

Dr. Woodring has served in the U.S. Public Health at the CDC since 2012, after having previously served in the U.S. Army from 2001 through 2012. In 2010, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for 12 months, acting as the U.S. Army PM Consultant for 90,000 Soldiers and 120,000 contractors and helping develop policies on tuberculosis, blood-borne pathogens, travel medicine and contractor health issues. During his epidemiology fellowship in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, he published research that led to changes in CDC’s national HIV testing policy and deployed to emergency responses involving multistate fungal meningitis outbreaks in the US in 2012 and measles outbreaks associated with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2014. While working at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics as the Senior Medical Officer for the Operations Branch of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study from 2013-2015, Dr. Woodring also deployed to Liberia in 2014 as a CDC team lead when 40-60 Ebola cases were being diagnosed daily and to Sierra Leone in 2015 as a CDC site lead for a Ebola vaccine trial.

 

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