Rachel Holloway

Rachel HollowayRachel Holloway, MPH, is a public health advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing on policy, performance, and issues management. Since 2015 she has worked in CDC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer, which provides operational leadership, oversight, and support for CDC’s centralized business operations to ensure that all CDC staff have the necessary tools and resources to fulfill CDC’s public health mission. As part of this role, she works with leadership to identify and set targets to monitor and improve performance across the Office of the Chief Operating Officer’s four priority areas: customer service, efficiency, effectiveness, and healthy enterprise.

Holloway joined CDC in 2010 as a field assignee, where she oversaw emergency preparedness planning and epidemiologic investigations at a local health department. Prior to her current position, she served as a public health advisor in CDC’s Global Health Security and Ebola Internal Coordination Unit (GEICU), a group formed to coordinate the execution of CDC resources following the 2014-2015 Ebola response, and in the Influenza Coordination Unit, where she focused on the development and execution of pandemic plans and exercises at CDC in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners.  Holloway received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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