ProMED Deputy Editor, USA
Dr. Marjorie Pollack received her MD degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine. She has worked as a consultant medical epidemiologist for over 30 years after completing EIS training and a preventive medicine residency at CDC. Since leaving CDC, she has served as a consultant medical epidemiologist with international assistance agencies such as the WHO, PAHO, USAID, UNICEF, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, working in more than 50 countries around the world. Topics of interest have included vaccine preventable diseases and other child survival related initiatives, disease surveillance, disease eradication and emerging infectious diseases. She has been working with ProMED‐mail – the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, a program activity of the International Society for Infectious Diseases since 1997. She wears multiple hats at ProMED‐mail, serving as the Deputy Editor, the Epidemiology and Surveillance Moderator, and the Liaison Editor for the Regional networks. She has developed a curriculum for training field epidemiologists in the use of non‐traditional information sources as an adjunct to routine disease surveillance. These courses have been run in Latin America, Asia and Africa at TEPHINET global and regional meetings and as part of the introductory epidemiology courses for the Thai FETP and FETP‐V programs. She has been an invited speaker to numerous scientific conferences internationally focusing on non‐traditional information sources for enhanced disease surveillance.
She has also worked in inner city emergency rooms in New York City.