Michael Cherry

Medical Epidemiologist
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDR Michael Cherry, MD, PharmD, MBA, MPH is a commander (CDR) in the United States Public Health Service and a medical epidemiologist assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to developing curricula and training for Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers, also known as disease detectives, CDR Cherry is responsible for coordinating requests for epidemiological assistance (Epi-Aids) from state and local health departments within the United States and from ministries of health around the world. Having taught EIS officers for over 5 years, he is well-known for his passion for mentoring and teaching. CDR Cherry started at CDC as an EIS officer assigned to the local health department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then completed his Preventive Medicine Fellowship at CDC with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch. CDR Cherry is from New Jersey. He earned his MD, PharmD, MPH, and BA from Rutgers University and his MBA from Georgia Southern.

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