Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, USA
Prior to joining the U.S. CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and serving the 2-year EIS residency in New Orleans, LA, Dr. McNabb worked for the Oklahoma State Health Department. Most of his professional efforts focus on serving those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Promoted to Distinguished Consultant in 2005 and nominated for the 2005 CDC Charles C. Shepard Award, he completed the 2004 Senior Executive Services (SES) candidate development program and is certified by the Office of Personnel Management. From 2006 – 2008, he directed the Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC. Before retirement from CDC, he was Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.
Now Research Professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, he directed the King Abdullah Fellowship Program and was Principle Investigator of the exciting, new Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development (https://africacdc.institute). Jointly appointed in the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Epidemiology at Emory, he also holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and at the University of Georgia, School of Public Health.
Teaching three courses at Emory: GH 504 Effective Oral Communication; GH 592 Successful Scientific Writing; and GH/EPI 515 Transforming Public Health Surveillance, he directs the Research Skills Development Course and the Case Study Design and Development Course. He also has taught Transforming Public Health Surveillance at the University of Georgia, School of Public Health and Columbia University Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute. He has mentored >90 students through their MPH or PhD, plus 14 fellows through the CDC Public Health Prevention Specialists program and serves on the Editorial Board, Epidemiology and Global Health and in private practice at Public Health Practice, LLC.