Epidemiology Seminar Series
Leigh Ann Miller & David Whiters, CDC: “The Intersection of Public Health and Social Work”
Leigh Ann is a Licensed Master Social Worker in her home state of Georgia and holds a doctorate in Public Health, from Tulane University. She graduated from UGA’s School of Social Work in 2004 and was selected for a Most Outstanding Student award. Currently, Leigh Ann serves as an Epidemiologist on CDC’s Global Rapid Response Team in Atlanta. Prior to joining CDC, Leigh Ann twice served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Sri Lanka and Thailand. After graduate school, she focused on global HIV prevention and has lived and worked in East Africa and South East Asia.
David has an earned PhD in social work from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in establishing addiction recovery, HIV, HCV and violence prevention programs, primarily, but not exclusively, for people who use drugs, in the East African countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. In 2016 alone, David helped establish programs in six African countries on five separate trips.