Kelly Cordeira

Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Atlanta, GA

Kelly Cordeira, MPH is an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In CDC’s Epidemiology Workforce Branch, she is the lead for educational student programs and partnerships focused on attracting young people to the field of public health. She designs and directs programs ranging from equipping STEM teachers with public health knowledge and resources to bring back to the classroom to introducing medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology through experiential learning. Ms. Cordeira also supports CDC STEM efforts as a subject matter expert for the agency and by coordinating strategic partnerships to advance STEM education and public health. Prior to CDC, she conducted global health research on adolescent health in Brazil, worked with a non-profit organization as a K–12 program director and consultant in Texas, and taught middle and high school in Florida. Ms. Cordeira is originally from Massachusetts and earned her MPH from University of Texas.

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