DIvision of STD Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
16009 Clifton Rd., NE
Dr. Markowitz is the Team Lead for Epidemiology Research in the Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 2004, she has coordinated the HPV Vaccine Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In this capacity, she spearheaded the development of recommendations for use of HPV vaccine in the US. Dr Markowitz has provided consultation related to HPV vaccine to a variety of national and international groups, and is a member of HPV Expert Advisory Group at the World Health Organization.
Dr. Markowitz received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined CDC in 1983 as an EIS Officer in the National Center for Infectious Diseases. Since 1998, she has been in her current position in NCHHSTP, working on and supervising research related to sexually transmitted infections. Her work on HPV has included epidemiology studies and as well as policy issues. Dr. Markowitz has authored and/or co-authored over 100 research papers on infectious diseases and vaccine preventable diseases.