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Cyrus Shahpar

Cyrus Shahpar

Deputy Team Lead for the Global Rapid Response Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDR Cyrus Shahpar, MD, MBA, MPH, is currently the Deputy Team Lead for the Global Rapid Response Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this position he is charged with mobilizing CDC’s workforce to support global health response to infectious disease outbreaks and emergencies. He is a medical epidemiologist, practicing emergency physician and former Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch at CDC. Since joining the agency in 2010, he has worked with CDC and partner organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, and WFP in large emergencies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He is also currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Emory School of Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health.