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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022

COVID-19 Response Roles among CDC International Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship Graduates

Sharanya KrishnanComments to Author , Catherine Espinosa, Michelle N. Podgornik, Seghen Haile, José J. Aponte, Christopher K. Brown, and Sara J. Vagi
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Krishnan, C. Espinosa, M.N. Podgornik, S. Haile, J.J. Aponte, C.K. Brown, S.J. Vagi); US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Atlanta (S. Krishnan, S.J. Vagi)

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Table 2

Organization, position types, and roles held by Public Health Emergency Management fellowship program graduate survey respondents at time of survey (April 2021) and during the COVID-19 response (January 2020–April 2021)*

No. responses (95% CI)
COVID-19 response organization types, n = 89
Ministry of health 58 (52.2–64.7)
National public health institute 31 (25.6–37.3)
Other organization 18 (13.1–22.8)
Nongovernmental organization 8 (4.5–11.3)
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention country office 6 (2.7–8.5)
Local department of health 10 (6.3–13.9)
Animal health sector 6 (2.7–8.5)
Other ministry 8 (4.5–11.3)
World Health Organization 10 (6.3–13.9)
Ministry of defense
1 (–0.2 to 2.5)
Position areas within COVID-19 response organizations, n = 89
Scientific or technical response 55 (48.8–61.4)
Emergency operations center staff, managerial 53 (46.5–59.1)
Rapid response team manager 35 (28.8–40.9)
Other position 27 (21.3–32.6)
Scientific or technical, nonresponse 26 (20.3–31.4)
Emergency operations center staff, nonmanagerial
18 (13.1–22.8)
COVID-19 roles, global, n = 80†
Scientific or technical assistance 48 (40.3–54.7)
Planning section 43 (35.3–49.7)
Operations section 35 (28.1–41.9)
Situational awareness 28 (21.0–34.0)
Emergency operations center manager 18 (12.0–23.0)
Rapid response team 18 (12.0–23.0)
Other role 14 (8.8–18.7)
Incident manager 13 (7.7–17.3)
Liaison officer 9 (4.7–12.8)
Logistics section 6 (2.7–9.8)
Public information officer 4 (1.0–6.5)
Finance and administration section 3 (0.2–4.8)
Safety officer 3 (0.2–4.8)

*Respondents could select multiple options so no. of responses can exceed n values. †Three respondents did not support COVID-19 response; 6 respondents did not provide a response to this survey question.

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