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Biography: Daniel A. Singer


formal photo of Dr. Daniel A. SingerActing Deputy Coordinator and Senior Medical Policy Advisor for the Avian Influenza Action Group

Daniel A. Singer serves as the acting Deputy Coordinator and Senior Medical Policy Advisor for the Avian Influenza Action Group at the U.S. Department of State. This office is charged with interagency coordination of all U.S. international activities pertaining to avian and pandemic influenza. Dr. Singer is also a liaison from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Health Affairs to the State Department. As such, he provides technical and strategic consultation on a broad array of international health issues.

Previously, Dr. Singer served as the Eighth Luther Terry Fellow and Senior Clinical Advisor in the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. During that time, he coordinated interagency health policy initiatives on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Surgeon General.

Dr. Singer is a Commander of the United States Public Health Service and a member of their Rapid Deployment Force. In addition, he is currently a staff physician at Bread for the City, a community health clinic providing care to underserved populations in central Washington DC.

Prior to coming to Washington, Dr. Singer served two years as an officer of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has worked in multiple countries on four continents in both clinical and public health capacities. He is the recipient of the Secretary of Health’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Secretary of State’s Award for Superior Service, and a Certificate of Commendation from the U.S. Surgeon General.

Dr. Singer received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He did his clinical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and completed his Masters in Public Health in International Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Singer is originally from Baltimore, Maryland.

 


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