Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture, 2004

2004 Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding

Dr. Julie Louise GererdingThe Sixth Annual Mary Lynn Morgan Lectureship on Women in the Health Professions titled: "At-Home Health Care -- Thank You, Dr. Mom!" was delivered by Dr. Julie Gerberding on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 7:30 pm in the Cannon Chapel of Emory University. A reception followed.

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., has been the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) since July 2002.

In addition to her duties at CDC and ATSDR, Dr. Gerberding is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Emory University and an Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).
After receiving a degree in chemistry and biology as well as her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gerberding completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where she served as Chief Medical Resident before completing her fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases. She then earned her M.P.H. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.

Dr. Gerberding was director of the Prevention Epicenter, a multidisciplinary research, training, and clinical service program that focused on preventing infections in patients and their healthcare providers. In 1998 she joined the CDC as Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID. Prior to her current positions at CDC and ATSDR, she was Acting Deputy Director at National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), where she played a major role in leading CDC’s response to the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001.

Dr. Gerberding has authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and contributed to numerous guidelines and policies relevant to HIV prevention, post-exposure prophylaxis, management of infected healthcare personnel, and healthcare-associated infection prevention. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Internal Medicine and is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medicine in addition to peer-reviewing numerous other journals.