Henry Walke

Career Story: 

After residency I practiced family medicine for two years in rural Alaska, and then completed a preventive medicine residency and obtained an MPH degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.I joined the CDC in 2001. My first job at CDC was to serve as the Resident Advisor in Jordan from 2001-2004 for a CDC surveillance project, which included a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and a Data for Decision Making (DDM) program. The FETP is a two year, full-time training and service program involving classroom instruction and field assignments. DDM is an on-the-job training program for mid-level public health managers.Since 2007, I have served as CDC's Branch Chief for the FE(L)TP and Systems Development Branch - Asia & the Americas, Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development, Center for Global Health, based at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. In that role I coordinate CDC's support of FETPs in India, Pakistan, China, Thailand, Philippines, Central Asia, Republic of Georgia, Central America, Paraguay, Brazil, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. I also serve as the Atlanta team lead for the Pakistan Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). I've had publications in both chronic and infectious disease epidemiology journals.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Well behaved children (most of the time)

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Assisting the Jordanian Ministry of Health to overhaul their mortality surveillance system so that leading causes of death are now published

Favorite Recreational Activity: 


Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Probably clinic hours in El Rio, enjoying the diversity of patients and their experiences. Also laughing/sharing the days with good people in the residency program

Personal Story: 

Twin girls (14), One son (12), one step-son (8)