From February 2003 to present, Leisel Tally has worked as an Epidemiologistat the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch. She started as the acting deputy for the emergency response and recovery branch in September. In this capacity she has participated in the development of guidance for international and local non-governmental organizations on infant feeding protocols during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She has also supported the development of SMS messaging for mothers on appropriate infant feeding. In April 2014, she started supporting the Government of Cameroon in assessing the current situation in Cameroon among the newly arrived refugees from the Central African Republic. Leisel Talley provides technical assistance on nutritional programming, needs and assessment.
CDC Honor Award, 2014. Recipient of Unsung Hero- Professional- for service as Acting Deputy.
CDC Honor Award, 2014. Recipient of the Excellence in Emergency Response—International award for the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria.
Center for Global Health Honor Award, 2014. Recipient of the Excellence in Emergency Response—International award for the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria.
CDC Honor Award, 2012. Recipient of the International Excellence in Partnering—International award for creating, leveraging, and expanding global partnerships to reduce the burden of global violence against children.
Areas of Interest
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health Preparedness and Response
- Masters of Public Health 2000, Emory University
- Bachelor of Science 1995, George Washington University
- GH 538: Food/Nutrition in Human.Emerg.
Affiliations & Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Nichols EK, Talley LE, Birungi N, McClelland A, Madraa E, et al. , 2013, Suspected Outbreak of Riboflavin Deficiency among Populations Reliant on Food Assistance: A Case Study of Drought-Stricken Karamoja, Uganda, 2009–2010, PLoS ONE, ,
- Talley L, Boyd E, el Sharief F, Blanton C, OmerAli M, et al. , 2012, Prevention of Acute Malnutrition During the Lean Season: Comparison of a Lipid- Based Nutrient Supplement and an Improved Dry Ration, South Darfur, Sudan. A quasi-Experimental Study, J Nutr Disorders , ,