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Dr. Faruque Ahmed has been working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 12 years. He is a senior scientist in the Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, USA. Dr. Ahmed has his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh; an MPH from Johns Hopkins University; and, a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ahmedís responsibilities at CDC include developing and directing an innovative, cutting edge, and methodologically sound research program on adult immunization to move health services interventions and evaluations into national, state and local vaccine-preventable diseases prevention strategies, programs and policies. The research includes evaluation of immunization services activities in both the public and private sectors, and translation of science into practice. Dr. Ahmed is a recipient of the Partners in Public Health CDC Civil Service Honor Award. His scientific and scholarly contributions are evidenced by an extensive list of publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals.