Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Daniel Feikin has been with CDC for 15 years, where he spent 6 years with the Respiratory Diseases Branch focusing on bacterial pneumonia, particularly pneumococcus and Hib, in developing countries. From 2004,-2010, he served as the Epidemiology Section Chief for the International Emerging Infections Program in Kenya. There, Dr. Feikin worked on surveillance establishing the burden and epidemiology of respiratory and diarrheal illness, was co-PI on a rotavirus vaccine study, and conducted a carriage survey of pneumococcus before and after vaccine introduction. Since 2010, Dr. Feikin has served as the Epidemiology Section head at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he has focuses on evaluations of childhood pneumonia etiology, serotype replacement after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction, and demand side incentives to improving routine immunizations in Africa. Dr. Feikin did his clinic training in Internal Medicine at UCSF, received his MSPH at University of Colorado, and is a graduate of CDC’s EIS program.
Honors & Awards
1987 - Yale University: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Allan Bateman Prize for Outstanding Science Student in Silliman College; William B. Belknap Prize for Excellence in Biology; Silliman College Student Marshall
1998 - Mackel Award finalist, first author. EIS conference, Atlanta, Georgia
2000 - Mackel Award winner, co-author. EIS conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
2004 - James H. Nakano citation. Outstanding scientific paper published in 2003. National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC
2004 - 2004 NCEH/ATSDR Honor Award for Excellence in Global Efforts. Aflatoxin Outbreak.
2006 - James H. Nakano citation. Outstanding scientific paper published in 2003. National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC
2006 - Charles C. Shepard Science Award For Scientific Excellence demonstrated by publication of Paper on effect of handwashing on child health. CDC.
1996-present - US Public Health Service awards include Achievement Medal (2), Citation (1), Outstanding Unit Commendation (1), Unit Commendation (2), Outstanding Unit citation (2), Crisis Response Service Award (1), Foreign Duty Award (2), Outstanding Service Medal (1)