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Virginia Caine, M.D.

National Preparedness and Response Science Board Member

Dr. Virginia A. Caine is Director of the Marion County Public Health Department. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Disease Division. She served as the President for the American Public Health Association, the nation’s oldest and largest public health organization. She received the 2010 National Medical Association’s Physician of the Year Award. She recently spearheaded the Influenza Patient Visitor Restriction Hospital Policy in collaboration with the Indianapolis Patient Safety Coalition.

Dr. Caine is a founding member of a collaborative effort among hospitals and the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care to sign onto the nation’s best and nationally recognized Indiana Health Information Exchange. She is a former member of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Committee. She is a member of the board of trustees for the National Medical Association and current chair of the Infectious Disease Section. She is also Chair of the MESH Coalition, a nonprofit public-private partnership addressing emergency preparedness in Marion County, Indiana.

Photograph of Virginia A. Caine, M.D.

Dr. Caine earned her medical degree at New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. She received her Infectious Disease training at the University of Washington in Seattle.

National Preparedness and Response Science Board

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  • This page last reviewed: January 27, 2015