Dr. W. Roodly Archer is an epidemiologist in the Polio Eradication Branch of the Global Immunization Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She provides technical assistance to countries such as Madagascar, Niger, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria on polio eradication activities. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, she assisted the Nigerian government on the development and implementation of their e-learning training for primary health care (PHC) workers on preparedness and response to COVID-19 at PHC facility and community levels.
Dr. Archer completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program in June 2010, where she investigated several disease outbreaks including H1N1 and cholera. She was actively involved in the CDC’s emergency response in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. She provided technical assistance for the development of surveillance systems, outbreak investigations, and public health system reconstruction. In September 2014, Dr. Archer was deployed to Guinea where she supported the Guinean Ministry of Health for the Ebola outbreak response and helped develop the Emergency Operations Center in Conakry.
Dr. Archer was a former high school teacher. She enjoys training and workshops either with high school students attending the CDC Disease Detective Camp, science teachers attending the CDC Science Ambassador Workshop, and Field Epidemiology Training Program fellows in the United States and internationally.
Dr. W. Roodly Archer holds a Doctorate in Nutrition from Laval University and a Bachelor’s in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, Canada.