About Dr. Jennifer McQuiston

Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS) Center for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. As a disease detective and veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer McQuiston specializes in diseases that can be transmitted from animals or insects to people; she is constantly vigilant to the potential for an outbreak. When children started dying from Rocky Mountain spotted fever on American Indian reservations in the U.S. Southwest, McQuiston helped lead a program to eliminate disease-carrying ticks from homes and yards, helping protect the kids and families who lived there. Because her work helps thousands of people at once, McQuiston is convinced she has the best job in the world.

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