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Alyson Goodman, MD, MPH

Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Alyson Goodman is a board-certified pediatrician and medical epidemiologist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity at CDC, and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

She received her MD and MPH from Emory University, completed pediatrics residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Medical Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship with CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. Dr. Goodman’s role as the Obesity Prevention & Control Branch’s Population Health & Healthcare Unit Lead includes improving access and uptake of evidence-based interventions for child obesity prevention & treatment, and a robust informatics and health services research portfolio. She deployed for over 250 days during 2020-2021 to support COVID-19 & Unaccompanied Minors public health missions & she practices clinical pediatrics at a local community health center.