Diane Morof, MD, MSc
Medical Officer and Reproductive Health Scientist, CHAMPS
Dr. Diane Morof was trained and began her career as a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. During her training, she completed a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard, and a Fellowship in Family Planning at University of California, San Francisco.
In 2009, Dr. Morof joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) International Emergency Refugee Health Branch as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EIS). During EIS, she conducted a survey of community mortality from cholera in Zimbabwe, evaluated a surveillance system in Darfur, Sudan, conducted a water, sanitation and hygiene assessment in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and completed a survey on gender-based violence in urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda.
After EIS, Dr. Morof transitioned to the Division of Reproductive Health at CDC, where she works on programs reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in Uganda and Tanzania, supported implementation of Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti, and is implementing Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) systems in multiple countries. She provided subject matter expertise to the CDC Ebola response and CDC Zika response and was active as part of the maternal health team and clinical team during the height of these outbreaks.
Dr. Morof and members of her team are providing direct input on pregnancy and neonatal surveillance to the CHAMPS Network. She also serves as a member of several collaborations between CDC and USAID, WHO, UNFPA and other organizations involved in promoting global reproductive health.