Amra Uzicanin, MD‚ MPH
Amra Uzicanin, MD, MPH leads the Community Interventions for Infection Control Unit (CI-ICU) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. CI-ICU was established in 2010 and it is dedicated to developing the scientific evidence base and policies for use of non-pharmaceutical interventions for infectious disease control in community settings with a focus on pandemic influenza. During the CDC response to pandemic influenza threats and in functional exercises, Dr. Uzicanin leads the CDC’s Community Mitigation Task Force which is one of six task forces comprising CDC’s pandemic influenza response. She has authored over 70 scientific publications and peer-reviewed abstracts.
Dr. Uzicanin obtained her medical degree from the University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, received the Master of Public Health degree from the Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and completed a two-year training in applied epidemiology at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. Prior to taking on her current position, Dr. Uzicanin served 1998-2010 with CDC’s Global Immunization Division and conducted epidemiologic research related with global and regional measles and rubella control targets and the global polio eradication. Before joining CDC in 1998, Dr. Uzicanin was a practicing physician, and served 1993-1998 with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as medical coordinator in multiple countries affected by armed conflicts directing efforts to provide health care for refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations.