Ten to Watch: Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Ph.D.

Nov 17, 2016 9:40 AM ET

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the CDC

Education: UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Harvard

2007 Amgen Scholar

“Scientific curiosity, creativity and ingenuity will play an integral role in shaping the future of fighting, preventing and eradicating diseases”

Elisabeth Krow-Lucal Ph.D. is currently working as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she has spent more than half of this year working to combat the Zika virus outbreak both in the U.S. and Brazil. Earlier this year, Elisabeth spent four months in Brazil working to educate the public on how to limit the spread of Zika Virus. She feels her current work will be important to shaping the future of how the world handles the Zika outbreak and possibly even the spread of new diseases.

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