Katrin Kohl

Deputy Director Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States of America

Biosketch Dr. Katrin Kohl Dr. Katrin Kohl is Deputy Director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kohl provides leadership to domestic and international programs that address health issues and threats related to international travel, importation of infectious diseases into the United States, and mobile populations through the Division’s 5 organizational units: Quarantine and Border Health Services, Traveler’s Health, Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health, Community Interventions for Infection Control, and a U.S.-Mexico Binational Unit. Dr. Kohl co-leads the implementation of the International Health Regulations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in close collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. state health departments. Dr. Kohl was involved in leadership roles in numerous CDC-wide responses including the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the 2014 importation of MERS Coronavirus to the U.S., the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, and the 2015 Zika outbreak. Her primary focus is the mitigation of disease importation and exportation through travelers. Dr. Kohl obtained a medical degree and a PhD in Cardiology from the Free University of Berlin, Germany and a Master in Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, USA. In 1997, Dr. Kohl joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Services Officer based in Louisiana, completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at CDC in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, led a large vaccine safety team including building a global vaccine safety collaboration, and joined her current Division in 2006.