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Shimere Ballou

Shimere Ballou

Presidential Management Fellow OPHPR/OD/OPPE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greater Atlanta Area, us

Presidential Management Fellow with rich experience and education in internal policy development and research, with a demonstrated ability to deliver products on time, within budget, and with results exceeding expectation. Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to work as part of a team as well as independen...


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Presidential Management Fellow OPHPR/OD/OPPE

- Partnership coordinator for internal POCs for over 35 relationships with national partners spanning all four divisions of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) as well as the PHPR/OD.

-Led Partnership Engagement Strategies Workgroup which produced an internal partner engagement strategy for the use of the entire CIO, under the directive of PHPR's director.

-Published "Use of Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) to Rapidly Assess Public Health Issues — United States, 2003-2012."​ in the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Journal. Aug 2015

- Wrote the PHPR "On Public Health Security" electronic newsletter in February, May, and August 2015 sent to over 20,000 PHPR partners.

-Supported CDC’s Ebola Deployment Risk Mitigation Unit as the Deployment Liaison

-PHPR Healthiest CIO Champion for summer 2015 which includes leading a team of eight division level champions in a campaign to make PHPR the healthiest CDC Office. Accomplishments include increasing the number of PHPR employees and contractors that signed up and completed the challenge; a bi-weekly newsletter; letters sent from PHPR Director, Associate Directors and Branch Chiefs; and daily fitness activities hosted on campus. PHPR won Best CIO Communications and Best Health Event.

- Composed a successful application for ODF to receive $25k in funding from CDC OADS/OTI to support a partnership with the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) that would result in the use of an automated web platform targeted to the States to solicit feedback on specific ODF capabilities in order to ensure that ODF is useful to the States. Awarded 20k.

-Coordinated, correspond with, and planned meetings for external workgroups consisting of high level private and public sector members.