- Areas of Interest:
- Healthcare for vulnerable populations
- Public health management and policy
Dawne DiOrio is a retired public health advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)* in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention. In her 21 years of federal service she was assigned to assist the state of New Jersey, the city of Chicago, and the state of Indiana with their respective STD/HIV programs. She was deployed on several national outbreak investigation teams including measles in New York (2019) for which she received the CDC, NCIRD, Toby Merlin Group Award for Excellence in Emergency Response, 2019; Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force (2021); and Covid-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team (2020-22). Prior to joining the CDC, she was employed as a public health professional for county, city, state, and nonprofit public health agencies in Maine, with a focus on program planning, implementation, management, policy formulation, and program evaluation.
She received her B.A., cum laude in Social Welfare, from the University of Southern Maine, and her M.P.A. from the O’Neill School with a dual concentration in Policy Analysis and Public Management. She is Certified in Public Health by the Board of Public Health Examiners.