The Hidden Global Pandemic

Dr. Susan Hillis discusses the hidden global pandemic we are now facing—child orphanhood on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Susan Hillis, PhD, works at University of Oxford as Co-chair of the Global Reference Group on Children Affected by COVID-19 and Crisis, hosted by WHO. She also serves at PEPFAR as Senior Technical Advisor for Faith and Communities Initiatives. Dr. Hillis is Dean for Continuing Medical and Dental Education for global providers serving in mission hospitals. Previously, she served as senior scientist at the CDC on the COVID-19 Task Force. Her research has led to more than 145 peer-reviewed publications addressing global HIV, violence against children, sexually transmitted infections, COVID-19 and orphans and vulnerable children. Dr. Hillis received a PhD in epidemiology from University of North Carolina, then served as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. As a U.S. Public Health Service Officer, CAPT Hillis received the Meritorious Service Medal for global contributions to strengthening public health. She and her husband are parents of 11 children and grandparents of 11 grandchildren.


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