Dr. Michele L. Pearson is a Medical Officer in the Global TB Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She earned her B.A. (Chemistry) degree at Emory University (Atlanta, GA); her M.D. degree at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and her M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD). She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a graduate of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, where she was assigned to the Hospital Infections Program.
Dr. Pearson served as Executive Secretary for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and developed numerous prevention guidelines for healthcare-associated infections. She has served as adjunct faculty at Emory University’s School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
Her current professional activities focus on tuberculosis, occupational health, and health services/implementation science research.