Dr. Lauri Markowitz is the Team Lead for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Team in the Division of Viral Diseases (DVD) in National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, and is the Associate Director for Science for HPV.
Over her career at CDC, Dr. Markowitz’s work has focused on epidemiologic research and policy for a variety of vaccine preventable diseases and sexually transmitted infections. She began her career at the CDC in 1983 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. She worked on childhood vaccine preventable diseases in the National Immunization Program, 1985 through 1993. From 1993 through 1999, she lived in Bangkok, Thailand and worked on some of the first vaccine trials for human immunodeficiency virus. In her current position, Dr. Markowitz has developed policy for HPV vaccination in the United States, working with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and has initiated projects to monitor impact of the HPV vaccination program. She also has provided consultation to a variety of national and international organizations, including the World Health Organization.
Dr. Markowitz received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published numerous scholarly articles and has received many awards for her scientific and public health contributions.