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PEPFAR-PQ Emily Kainne Dokubo_MD

Dr. Emily Kainne Dokubo serves as the Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for Program Quality for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy. She previously served as U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director in Cameroon and in the Caribbean Regional Office, and as Deputy Director for Programs in Liberia. In these roles, she led U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/CDC’s strategic support to host governments and advanced U.S. Government’s mission to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes globally. She directed CDC’s implementation of PEPFAR and support to partner countries to achieve HIV epidemic control, and oversaw implementation of Global Health Security activities to increase capacity to prevent, detect and respond to health threats.

Dr. Dokubo began her career at CDC in 2011 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the Center for Global Health. As a medical officer in the Division of Global HIV and TB, she served as a subject matter expert for the implementation and scale-up of HIV and TB activities in high-burden countries. With expertise in disease outbreak response, Dr. Dokubo led CDC’s COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts in Cameroon, served as CDC’s response lead in Liberia during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and deployed in leadership roles for Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, MPH in International Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and completed residency trainings in Internal Medicine and in Preventive Medicine & Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV prevention at University of California, San Francisco.

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