Kevin Clarke, MD, CTropMed
Reproductive Health Unit Lead, CHAMPS
Dr. Kevin Clarke is a board-certified pediatrician and staff medical epidemiologist with the CHAMPS Science Team. He is responsible for Reproductive Health Unit technical support coordination to the network on maternal and perinatal mortality investigation, including pregnancy surveillance.
Dr. Clarke joined CDC in 2011 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch. His field work included Horn of Africa famine response, Somalia communicable disease surveillance assessment, HIV investigation in South Sudan, as well as mortality surveillance and Hepatitis E outbreak response among Sudanese refugees. In 2013, Dr. Clarke was awarded the Paul C. Schnitker award for an EIS Officer’s extraordinary contribution to international public health. Subsequently, he has served as a Medical Officer in CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS and the Division of Global Health Protection where he has led pediatric HIV treatment expansion efforts, Ebola outbreak response activities in Sierra Leone, and multi-site acute febrile illness surveillance coordination.
Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Clarke provided pediatric HIV care and clinical mentorship for four years in Malawi and South Africa. He was a member of the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Corps, seconded to Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi where he provided clinical services in both community and referral hospital settings. In South Africa, Dr. Clarke was the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Team Lead with South-to-South, a PEPFAR-funded affiliate of the University of Stellenbosch/Tygerberg Hospital.
Dr. Clarke received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. He trained in general pediatrics at the University of California – San Francisco and was a member of the inaugural Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved training pathway. In 2008, the University of Connecticut recognized Dr. Clarke as a top “40 Under 40” alumni.