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Marta  Gwinn

Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

I'm a medical epidemiologist, retired from the US Public Health Service and CDC, where I now serve as a consultant. I worked in HIV surveillance for about ten years, during the decade when PCR evolved from a new invention to the workhorse it is today. An interest in genomic technology and what it could do for epidemiology and public health led me to join Dr. Muin Khoury in his newly created office Office of Genomics and Public Health at CDC about 20 years ago. I currently work part-time with CDC's Office of Advanced Molecular Detection, which aims to integrate pathogen genomics into public health surveillance, investigations, and interventions. Using new science and technology to improve health and social well-being has been the guiding passion of my career. 


Contact Information


ATLANTA , GA 30333



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Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Disease


  • MPH 1988, University of North Carolina
  • MD 1981, Vanderbilt University
  • BA 1977, University of Louisville

Affiliations & Activities

Senior Consultant:

Office of Advanced Molecular Detection, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science, CDC

NCBI bibliography 


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