Amber Vasquez

Amber Vasquez, MD, MPH is a board certified physician of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is currently a medical officer in the International Infection Control Program (IICP) in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She joined CDC in 2015 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, with primary responsibilities to detect, prevent, and respond to disease outbreaks in healthcare settings. She is currently the implementation lead for IICP’s activities in Viet Nam, including infection prevention and control, surveillance of healthcare-associated and antimicrobial resistant infections, and laboratory capacity building. Throughout her tenure at CDC, Dr. Vasquez has played a leading role in multiple outbreaks investigated by CDC, including outbreaks of healthcare-associated infections, rare fungal infections, novel drug-resistant bacteria, Zika virus, and Ebola virus disease.