ProMED Deputy Editor, USA
Dr. Marjorie Pollack is a medical epidemiologist consultant, ProMED-mail Deputy Editor, and long-standing leader within ISID’s ProMED community of practice. After completing an Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Pollack trained at United States (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service) and Preventive Medicine Residency. Along with day-to-day ProMED projects and responsibilities, Dr. Pollack is often called upon to speak about innovative surveillance techniques and has supported various worldwide agencies such as: The CDC, Global 2000, US Agency for International Development (USAID), World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Economic Community (EEC), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the World Bank. Dr. Pollack has worked extensively in over 50 lower and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Western Pacific region. Dr. Pollack is credited via her trusted and extensive surveillance network in flagging the cluster of undiagnosed pneumonia we now know as “COVID-19” on December 30, 2019 after a late night detailed request for information (RFI) was dispatched – alerting the world on ISID’s ProMED general listserv.