Dr. Kate Russell Woodworth, MD, MPH, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders.
Dr. Kate Russell Woodworth MD MPH is a general pediatrician at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders. As Medical Officer for the Emerging Threats Team, Dr. Woodworth supports efforts to detect the effects of new health threats, like COVID-19, on pregnant women and their babies by collecting data from pregnancy through childhood. Dr. Woodworth first joined CDC in 2015 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and served on the frontlines of public health responses to Zika virus. Today, as part of CDC's COVID-19 Response, she develops clinical guidance and advances pregnancy studies and surveillance efforts as Lead for the Pregnancy and Infant Linked Outcomes Team.
Dr. Woodworth earned her Doctorate in Medicine at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and her Master in Public Health at Boston University. She completed residency in Pediatrics at Duke University. In addition to public health service, Dr. Woodworth serves as an attending physician through Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Her main areas of focus include surveillance for emerging threats to mothers and babies, assessing the impact of prenatal exposures on longitudinal infant outcomes, congenital and perinatal infections, and novel surveillance approaches to provide data for public health action.