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Staff of the Clinical Public Health Group


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Clinical Public Health Group

Janet M. Durfee, R.N., M.S.N., A.P.R.N.
Deputy Chief Consultant
George Mason University - Master of Science, Nursing
Concordia College - Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Lori Ann Bossard
Management Analyst
USDA Graduate School - Aspiring Leader Program, Washington, D.C.

Troy Knighton, Ed.S., L.P.C.
Senior Public Health Program Manager
University of Virginia - Education Specialist, Counselor Education in Community Agencies
American University - Master of Education, Student Development in Higher Education
Mary Washington College - Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology

Loren K. Akaka, M.P.H.
Health Science Specialist
Walden University - Master of Public Health
University of Hawaii at Hilo - Bachelor of Arts, Biology

John E. Kraemer, M.H.S.A.
Program Analyst
Xavier University – Master of Health Services Administration
Winona State University – Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

Donna Wells-Taylor, M.S., R.R.T., D. Min.
Public Health Program Manager
Virginia University of Lynchburg - Doctor of Ministry, Financial Empowerment
Independence University - Master of Science in Health Services, Wellness Promotion
Long Island University - Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Therapy


HIV, Hepatitis, and Public Health Pathogens Programs

David Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University – Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry
New York University School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine
Yale University – Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Deputy Director - Vacant

Lorenzo L. McFarland, D.H.A., M.S.W., P.M.P.
Senior Public Health Program Manager
University of Phoenix - Doctor of Health Administration
Our Lady of the Lake University - Master of Social Work
Excelsior College - Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts
Community College of the Air Force - Associates in Instructor of Technology and Military Science
Community College of the Air Force - Associates in Allied Health Sciences

Marguerite A. Petrucci
National Clinical Public Health Program Coordinator

Maggie Chartier, Psy.D., M.P.H.
National Public Health Clinical Psychologist
PGSP-Stanford University Consortium – Doctor of Psychology
University of Washington, Seattle – Master of Public Health
Bowdoin College – Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts

Catherine Rongey, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Viral Hepatitis National Public Health Clinical Lead
University of California Los Angeles - Masters in Health Service Research
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine
Rice University- Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry; Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Marissa Maier, M.D.
National Public Health Infectious Disease Officer
University of California, San Francisco - Doctor of Medicine
Brown University - Bachelor of Arts, Development Studies, Environmental Studies


Public Health Surveillance and Research

Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Northwestern University – Doctor of Medicine
Seattle University – Bachelor of Science, Biology

Gina Oda, M.S., C.I.C.
Associate Director
Emory University - Master of Science, Clinical Microbiology
University of Rhode Island - Bachelor of Science, Microbiology

Jude Lopez, Ph.D., C.C.R.A.
Administrative Officer
Certified Clinical Research Associate
Stanford University - Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Renaissance Literature
Stanford University - Master of Arts, Literature
University of California, Los Angeles - Bachelor of Arts, Humanities

Donna Brown, B.A.
Program Specialist
California State University Hayward– Bachelor of Arts, English

Cynthia Lucero-Obusan, M.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Doctor of Medicine
University of California, Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts, Integrative Biology

Anosh Mostaghimi, M.S.
Program Specialist/IT Liaison
University of St. Thomas - Master of Science, Computer Science
University of Wisconsin - Bachelor of Science, Zoology
University of Minnesota - Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science  

Robin Tracy Phillips, M.F.A.
Program Specialist/Administrative Assistant
Academy of Art - Master of Fine Arts, Photography
Carleton College - Bachelor of Arts, History

Patricia Schirmer, M.D.
Northwestern University - Doctor of Medicine
Emory University - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Carla Winston, Ph.D.
Emory University – Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology
Stanford University – Master of Arts, Medical Anthropology
Stanford University – Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology

Michael Winter, B.A.
Program Specialist/IT Liaison
San Francisco State University - Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication

Russell Ryono, Pharm.D.
Health Science Specialist
University of the Pacific – Doctor of Pharmacy


Tobacco & Health: Policy and Programs

Kim Hamlett-Berry, Ph.D.
Catholic University of America - Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
Wake Forest University - Master of Arts, General Experimental Psychology
College of William and Mary - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Dana E. Christofferson, Ph.D.
Presidential Management Fellow
Harvard University – Doctor of Philosophy, Cell and Developmental Biology
Cornell University – Bachelor of Science, Biology