Congratulations go to Old Girl Dr Yoran Grant-Greene, class of 1997, on her promotion at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to Regional Associate Director – West Africa /CGH/Division of HIV and Tuberculosis.

Prior to joining the CDC headquarters team in Atlanta, Dr. Yoran Grant-Greene served as the Country Director for CDC Guyana. She successfully led the team through a significant programmatic pivot from a multi-million dollar generalised program to a fiscally-leaner, more key populations-focused HIV response. Her leadership and technical contributions to the PEPFAR interagency team earned her two Department of State Meritorious Honor Awards. Dr. Greene completed CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the Illinois Department of Public Health. During her EIS tenure, she successfully led the state’s response to the national fungal meningitis and legionella outbreaks earning two separate outstanding unit citations within the US Public Health Service where she currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Before joining the CDC, Dr. Greene was a Lead Research Scientist in the research and evaluation unit of the HIV Care, Treatment and Housing Program, New York City Department of Health. She supervised public health analysts in the monitoring and evaluation of the Ryan White HIV program serving some 18,000 clients.

Dr. Greene holds a doctorate of philosophy in Clinical Epidemiology from the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. With a strong interest in global HIV/AIDS, she pursued her dissertation research as a Fogarty Scholar, using HIV case-based surveillance data from Jamaica W.I. and New York City, NY. Her research compared the effects of migration on HIV testing behaviors between native Jamaicans and their migrant peers in New York City.