Katrin S. Kohl
Katrin S. Kohl is currently the Deputy Director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) with its three branches of Quarantine and Border Health Services, Traveler’s Health, and Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health, and two units, a US-Mexico Unit and a Community Interventions for Infection Control Unit. Key activities include the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005), illness response activities at ports of entry, travelers health recommendations including the development of travel advisories, medical screening of immigrants and refugees, bilateral (US-Mexico) illness investigations, and community measures for influenza and other infectious diseases. Prior to joining DGMQ, Dr. Kohl spent six years in immunization safety at CDC where she served as a Team Leader for the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network, and the Brighton Collaboration, a large global network to develop vaccine safety standards. Dr. Kohl joined CDC in 1997 as a Medical Officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) assigned to the Louisiana State Health Department. Following EIS, she completed her preventive medicine residency at CDC at the Division of STD Prevention. Since joining CDC, Dr. Kohl was regularly deployed to respond to various disease outbreaks domestically and overseas. Dr. Kohl received her medical degree and Ph.D. degree in cardiology from the Free University in Berlin, Germany. She obtained an M.S. degree in public health in the area of international health and a Diploma in tropical medicine and traveler’s health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, La, USA.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2010