Barbara Allen, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, 2009 H1N1 Response Unit of the Coordinating Center of Infectious Disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Barbara Allen, M.D., MPH is currently a medical officer with the 2009 H1N1 Response Unit of the Coordinating Center of Infectious Disease, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her primary responsibilities in this position are to determine the impact of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic on vulnerable populations including minority, homeless, incarcerated, mentally ill and migrant workers and to identify effective strategies to enhance vaccination uptake and increase access to health care by the at-risk populations.
Prior to coming to the CDC, Dr. Allen worked for more than 20 years for the Alameda County Public Health Department in California, first as the Director of the Division of Maternal and Child Health and subsequently as the Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention.