U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keri M. Lubell is a Behavioral Scientist and Team Lead for Research and Evaluation in the Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She joined the branch in January, 2008. Her current work includes a series of studies focused on understanding how CDC and its partner organizations at different levels work together to develop and disseminate official health protection information during public health emergency responses. As the lead evaluator for CDC’s Emergency Communication System, she oversees several projects to evaluate CDC’s communication and outreach activities during health emergencies, including the 2014 Ebola response and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. She serves as scientific advisor for a CDC program with the Harvard School of Public Health that conducts surveys to assess public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in response to a wide range of health threats. Before joining ERCB, she spent 10 years in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention conducting research on violence-related issues and topics. Lubell’S dissertation research focused on gender differences in the impact of social isolation and mental health problems on suicide mortality.