Senior Advisor for Public Health Practice
IANPHI U.S. Secretariat, Global Health Institute
Trained as a physician and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Binder served 20 years at the CDC of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services before retiring in 2004. While at the CDC, Dr. Binder held a positions in environmental health, infectious diseases, and injury prevention and control. Her accomplishments include developing and overseeing CDC’s childhood lead poisoning prevention program, spearheading the development of CDC’s strategy for preventing emerging infectious diseases, and directing the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Currently, in addition to her work with IANPHI, Dr. Binder works with the University of Georgia on operational research related to schistosomiasis.
Dr. Binder has received numerous awards, including CDC’s highest honor, the William C. Watson Medal of Excellence. She has also been recognized by organizations outside of government, receiving the Arthur S. Fleming Award for Management and awards from the American Public Health Association, the American Trauma Society, and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association. Dr. Binder has published extensively in the scientific literature on subjects including environmental health, injury prevention, infectious diseases, and global public health infrastructure. She is on the faculties of the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University.