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TB Challenge: Partnering to Eliminate TB
in African Americans

Fall 2003

Associate Director for Health Disparities Named

Hazel D. Dean, Sc.D., M.P.H., is the new Associate Director for Health Disparities in the Office of the Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP). Dr. Dean has worked in the NCHSTP's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention for 11 years. Since February 2003, she has served as supervisor of the Research and Dissemination Team in the HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch. Dr. Dean has contributed significantly to efforts to develop strategies for using HIV surveillance and other scientific data to guide HIV prevention and  care program planning at the local, territorial, and state levels and has contributed to methods to describe the HIV epidemic in minority and other underserved populations. Dr. Dean has authored or co-authored a host of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, written reports, and book chapters on HIV/AIDS among racial and ethnic minorities and incarcerated populations. She serves on CDC, departmental, and national advisory work groups and committees; she has received numerous DC national awards for her work and for enhancement of diversity in the workplace. Dr. Dean received her bachelor's degree in biology from Spelman College, her master's degree in public health in international/health/biostatistics, and doctorate of science degree in biostatistics from Tulane University.


Released October 2008
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