U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keri M. Lubell, Ph.D., is a Behavioral Scientist and Team Lead for Research and Evaluation in the Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She joined the emergency communication group in January, 2008. Her current work includes a series of studies focused on ways to assess the impact of health protection messaging during large-scale public health emergencies; explorations of how public health organizations at different levels work together to develop and disseminate official health protection information; and investigations of innovative methods for analyzing data from social media platforms to inform emergency messaging efforts. She serves as scientific advisor for a CDC collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health to assess public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in response to a wide range of emergency health threats.
Before joining ERCB, she spent 10 years in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention conducting research on violence-related issues and topics. Dr. Lubell received her Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, where her dissertation research focused on gender differences in the impact of social isolation and mental health problems on suicide mortality.