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Breiman elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Dr. Robert F. Breiman’s principal research has focused on issues related to mortality prevention, childhood pneumonia and enteric diseases, immunizations, and urbanization in Africa and Asia.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Dr. Robert F. Breiman to its 2017 class of leading health scientists and international members. Breiman is director of the Emory Global Health Institute and professor in global health and environmental health.

An infectious disease epidemiologist, Breiman has led research programs in a variety of urban and rural surveillance systems and is former director of the Kenya office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency’s largest overseas field operation.

Breiman is the principal investigator and executive director for the new Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and designed to provide crucial data for preventing childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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