Aurelia Attal-Juncqua is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Health Science and Security; her main research interests include international capacity building for prevention and control of infectious diseases in both humans and animals, as well as public health emergency preparedness and response. Simultaneously, Aurelia is also supporting the development of the new Population Health Initiative at Georgetown University.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Aurelia worked as a researcher in the private sector for the pharmaceutical industry in London, as well as for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. During her time at WHO, Aurelia worked for the Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department, supporting the Antimicrobial Drug Resistance Program and contributing to the first Global Report on antimicrobial resistance (published in 2014), as well as for the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases Department where she supported the Chagas Disease campaign efforts for the 2014 World Health Day event.
Aurelia received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biology and Microbiology from Imperial College in London, and an M.Sc. in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As part of her M.Sc., she traveled to Boston where she worked at the Brigham and Women Hospital, in collaboration with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, and the CDC Prevention Epicenter III to develop a new tool for automated detection of nosocomial outbreaks.
Areas Of Interest
- Global health security policy and implementation
- Control of infectious diseases and outbreaks
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Neglected tropical diseases