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CANCELED: Fireside Chat with Kristie Mikus
NOTICE: Owing to unexpected circumstances, this event has been cancelled – though this series will continue in the near future. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This virtual, podcast-style event highlights Gillings School of Global Public Health alumni discussing life after the Gillings School. This series showcases a broad range of public health alumni who are making an impact in their field and introduces and connects students to the Gillings Advancement team and Alumni Board.
This week, we are inviting Kristie Mikus, DrPH, senior policy advisor at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to shed light on life after Gillings.
Friday, September 30 from Noon-1:30 PM EST.
Kristie Mikus, DrPH, MPA, is a senior policy advisor for the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH). Dr. Mikus leads the CGH Washington team to advance CDC’s global health priorities through direct engagement with stakeholders across the U.S. government, external partners, and with multilateral partners. Prior to her current role, Dr. Mikus served as the CDC Deputy Country Director in Lusaka, Zambia (2016-2019) and as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Zambia Country Coordinator (2008-2015). Dr. Mikus represented the United States Government on the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism and represented all bilateral and multilateral partners in Zambia for five years to the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
Before moving to Zambia in 2009, Dr. Mikus led foreign assistance strategic planning and reform at the State Department’s Bureau of Foreign Assistance (the F Bureau), the bureau charged with coordinating USG foreign assistance. Dr. Mikus also supported the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, first as a PEPFAR Congressional Liaison and later as PEPFAR Country Lead for South Africa, Tanzania, Haiti, Guyana, Mozambique, and Zambia. Dr. Mikus began working in the U.S. government as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Dr. Mikus received her Doctor of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill, her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Delaware, and her Bachelor’s degree from Washington College. She is married and the mother of three wonderful children (ages 12, 9, and 6). She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking and visiting national parks, and enjoys all things involving the ocean.
Do not miss this chance to learn about what it is like to work at the CDC and create a career that advances global health priorities. Don’t miss this event!