Leadership Project: Defining policy for integration of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) with safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions for cholera prevention and control. Dr. Kashmira Date is a Medical Officer and acting activity lead for typhoid and cholera vaccines at the Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In January 2017, she was awarded the “Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)” by the Obama Administration, one of the highest honors of the US Government to scientists in their early careers who show exceptional potential for leadership. Dr. Date serves as the primary technical lead for typhoid and cholera vaccines at CDC since 2010 and is the principal or co-principal investigator for several research and evaluation projects. She is the current Chair of the Oral Cholera Vaccine Working Group of the Global Taskforce on Cholera Control and represents CDC on several expert working groups and scientific advisory committees. Dr. Date is a physician and epidemiologist by training; she has completed her medical training from Mumbai University, India in 2001 and obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Columbia University (New York) in 2004. She is an alumni of CDC’s elite disease detective program, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) – class of 2008 and authored/co-authored numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and reports.
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