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Guest Speaker - Vik Kapil, DO, MPH

Wed Oct 8, 2014 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Vik Kapil, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science in the Center for Global Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”

Dr. Vik Kapil is the Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science in the Center for Global Health.  Dr. Kapil previously worked in the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) where he has served in several roles as part of the senior management team including most recently as Associate Director for Science and Chief Medical Officer.  In addition, he has been responsible for coordination of NCEH/ATSDR’s global environmental health activities including CDC’s initiative on household air pollution and health and a long standing collaboration on environmental and occupational health and injury prevention and control in India.  Before that, he served as Associate Director for Science at NCIPC’s Division of Injury Response, and as the Branch Chief for the Surveillance and Registries Branch at ATSDR.

Prior to coming to CDC/ATSDR in 2002, Dr. Kapil served as Director of University Health Services and as Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and as Director of Occupational Health Services at St. Lukes Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.

His clinical and research interests include environmental and occupational pulmonary diseases, occupational infections and vaccine preventable diseases, environmental emergencies and environmental health problems, and injury in low and middle income countries.

Dr. Kapil attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in East Lansing, Michigan and received a Masters in Public Health from The University of Michigan.  He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at POH Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan and in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He holds a volunteer academic appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.  Dr. Kapil is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and in Preventive Medicine and holds state licenses to practice medicine in Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina.

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