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Tista Ghosh, MD, MPH

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As of July 1, 2013, Tista Ghosh, MD, MPH, serves as the department's interim chief medical officer. She also is the director of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division. 
Ghosh is an internal/preventive medicine physician with a master's degree in public health from Yale University, and more than nine years of public health experience at local, state, federal and international levels. Her experience includes serving as the chief medical epidemiologist and deputy medical director for Tri-County Health Department. There, she provided medical and epidemiologic oversight on a broad variety of public health topics, including infectious and chronic diseases (obesity, tobacco prevention, cancer, heart disease, etc.); emergency preparedness; environmental health; maternal and child health; nutrition; HIV; occupational health; land use; and immunizations. 
Ghosh was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she focused on outbreak investigation and public health response. She has worked with the World Health Organization on polio eradication in rural India and on global tobacco policy issues in Geneva, Switzerland. She has conducted research and policy review on global HIV/AIDS issues for UNICEF.