Shannon Hader is an epidemiologist and public health doctor, and has for three years directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zimbabwe Global AIDS Program. She started with CDC as an epidemic intelligence service officer in 2001. Her main interests include: national-scale rollout of effective, evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs; development of programmatic synergies among distinctly different national and international agencies; and interventional epidemiologic research to prevent the development of illnesses and the progression of disease among HIV-positive men and women.
Hader's clinical HIV experience is with HIV-infected children and adults. She has worked in HIV clinical settings in Brazil, Congo, Jamaica and Zimbabwe. She is currently adjunct clinical faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and is involved in several ongoing studies.
Hader earned an M.D. at Columbia University and trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical School and in infectious diseases at Emory University Hospitals.