Denise Garrett

Vice President, Applied Epidemiology

Denise Garrett

Dr. Denise Garrett is the Vice President of Applied Epidemiology at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where she leads a team dedicated to generating epidemiological evidence for informed vaccine decision-making, optimizing vaccine use, and enhancing the impact of immunization.

Denise brings extensive expertise in epidemiological operational research, program leadership and management, infectious disease control and prevention, and vaccine effectiveness studies. Before joining Sabin, she served as a medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for over 23 years. During her tenure, Denise focused on international health and research, overseeing numerous multicenter studies in both high- and low-resource settings.

Denise received her medical training, specializing in infectious diseases, and earned a master’s degree in human biology from Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais. Additionally, she completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program at the CDC, where she received training in the practice of applied epidemiology.

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