Meeting Archive:
CDC / AMA Webinar -- Preparing for Zika Transmission in the U.S.

Meeting Description:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) invite you to join an important webinar focused on Zika virus. CDC Medical Epidemiologist Susan Hills, MBBS, MTH, will present an update on the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the current outbreak. CDC Medical Officer Kiran Perkins, MD, MPH, will present on the implications for pregnant women, including CDC's updated interim clinical guidance, before fielding questions from webinar participants. For more information on Zika, visit  

Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Angela Fisher
 Presenter Information
Susan Hills, MBBS, MTH
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Dr. Susan Hills is a Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has worked on the epidemiology, prevention and control of arboviral diseases for more than 20 years, both domestically and internationally. Currently, among other responsibilities within CDC’s Arboviral Diseases Branch, she is working on the response to the Zika virus disease outbreak. Her roles include assisting with case investigations and with a Zika virus disease in pregnancy study in Central America.

Kiran M. Perkins, MD, MPH
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Kiran Perkins is a board-certified OBGYN serving as a medical officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she coordinates local and national healthcare-associated infection outbreak response. She completed her medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her masters in public health at Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Women’s and Reproductive Health. Her OBGYN residency training was completed at Magee—Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  After practicing in Pittsburgh, she moved to Atlanta to complete a two-year Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship program in applied epidemiology at the CDC working primarily on assisted reproductive technology surveillance and research.  During her time at CDC she has worked on agency-wide emergency response efforts including the Ebola and Zika outbreaks.