Dianna Blau, DVM, PhD

Laboratory and Diagnostics Lead, CHAMPSDianna Blau

Dr. Dianna Blau is seconded to CHAMPS from CDC as the Laboratory and Diagnostics Lead. Dr. Blau began her career with the CDC in 2008, assigned to the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch (IDPB), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. Prior to joining CDC, she worked at the US Army Research Institute for Infectious Disease (USAMRIID) as Chief, In vivo Studies in the Diagnostics System Division.

Prior to her current position as CHAMPS Laboratory and Diagnostics Lead, Dr. Blau was Senior Advisor for Science and Team Lead for Unexplained Deaths and Epidemiology in IDPB in the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP). Additionally, during 2013-2014, she served as Acting Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science for DHCPP and in 2014-2015, Dr. Blau served as Deputy Associate Director for Science (ADS) for the CDC Ebola Response.

Dr. Blau received her Doctorate of Philosophy from Emory University in 1996, conducting her research on measles virus pathogenesis in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2005. She is also a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine.