Division of Reproductive Health
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Dr. Ahluwalia has extensive experience analyzing surveillance data in the area of maternal and child health, and most recently has focused on flu vaccine coverage for pregnant women. Dr. Ahluwalia started her career at CDC as an EIS officer with the Division of Nutrition. She worked with the WIC data collection system and PNSS (child nutrition data) to study children and nutritional issues. She has used NHANES data to look at Hispanic populations, another interest of hers, and published extensively on a variety of topics using BRFSS data while serving as a member of BRFSS team at CDC for 7 years. In addition, she has used data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) which collect information on health indicators focused on women and children in other countries including developing countries. She is currently the senior epidemiologist for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System or PRAMS. In the fall of 2009, she initated collection of supplemental data on seasonal flu and H1N1 flu immunization coverage among pregnant women using the PRAMS surveillance system.