Noele Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., leads the Clinical Interventions Team at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and serves as vaccine lead for global hepatitis activities in the Division of Viral Hepatitis. Dr. Nelson is also the work group lead on hepatitis vaccines for the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and contributes to overseas global health initiatives, most recently working in Sierra Leone on the STRIVE Ebola vaccine trial. She maintains her clinical skills by practicing at the DeKalb County Board of Health Refugee Pediatric Clinic, and has published and presented work in the areas of biosurveillance, epidemiology, and vaccine research and policy.
Dr. Nelson joined the CDC in 2013. Previously, she worked on the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty as a research assistant professor and attending physician, and was one of the principal investigators of a government-sponsored biosurveillance project.
Dr. Nelson graduated from MSIH in 2004 and completed her residency training in pediatrics at GUMC. She holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from BGU and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University.