Tara Ramanathan Holiday, JD, MPH

Research and Translation Team Lead, Public Health Law Program

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Tara Ramanathan Holiday serves as the Team Lead for Research and Translation and a Public Health Analyst with the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, where she specializes in state and local government law related to health system transformation, health information technology, and healthcare quality. Ms. Holiday has published over 40reports and articles and spoken extensivelyon the use of law to addressemerging public health issues. She has developed many of the core methods and guides for the field of legal epidemiology and coauthoreda graduate-level textbook,The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy(2018), with preeminent lawyers in the field. Ms. Holiday is a licensed member of the State Bar of California. She received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and B.A. from Wellesley College. She began her career in public service as a Peace Corps Volunteer supporting rural health programs and community development in Senegal, West Africa.

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