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Georgina Peacock is a Medical Officer and developmental-behavioral pediatrician with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is currently working with CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) leading the Children’s Preparedness Team, which is an initiative to enhance CDC’s public health disaster preparedness and response for children. She currently represents CDC on a number of federal and national committees including the HHS Pediatric/Obstetric Integrated Program Team, the HHS CHILD Working Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council.
Finally, Dr. Peacock spent her first years at CDC working on the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program focused on increasing early identification of children with autism and other disabilities. She served as the CDC lead on the development of the Autism Case Training (ACT) curriculum, which teaches doctors about identification, diagnosis and treatment of autism. Dr. Peacock continues to see an adjunct professor with the Georgia State Center for Leadership in Disability and Georgia State LEND program.
Dr. Peacock completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and German at the University of Michigan. Dr. Peacock received her Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Public Health from University of Kansas, following which, she completed her Pediatrics Residency and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
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