Maine CDC Director, Dr. Nirav Shah to Keynote at MPHA Annual Meeting
2019 Keynote Speaker
Nirav Shah, MD, JD
Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
In May, Nirav Shah, MD, JD, was appointed as the new director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Dr. Shah comes to Maine CDC with broad experience in public health, most recently as director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he implemented key initiatives to address the State's opioid crisis, reduce maternal and infant mortality, and reduce childhood lead poisoning.
As an attorney and public health economist, Shah previously advised professionals and governments around the nation and globe about improving the delivery of health care. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Cambodia, with his work including investigating and managing disease outbreaks as an epidemiologist.
Shah received both medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago. He also studied economics at Oxford University.
MPHA's annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health, and we feature the latest science, policy and programming related to public health in Maine. We attract 400+ students and professionals with a shared interest to improve and promote public health - and we hope you will join us! Register early & save 20% off the regular admission price! Members must log into their MPHA account to receive the member rate.