Dr. Denise J. Jamieson is the James Robert McCord Professor and Chair for the department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Jamieson practices obstetrics and gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jamieson’s scientific work focuses on emerging infectious diseases in pregnancy including in the areas of influenza, Ebola, Zika, COVID and maternal immunization. In addition, her work incorporates a Population Health perspective, with projects addressing health disparities and social determinants of health in the context of maternal morbidity and other adverse pregnancy outcomes.
From 1997-2017, Dr. Jamieson worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently leading CDC’s Zika emergency response as CDC’s Incident Manager. Upon retirement from the U.S. Public Health Service as a Captain in July 2017, she received the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award granted to an officer in the Commissioned Corps, for “notable contributions to reproductive health and public health practice”.
Dr. Jamieson serves on several American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committees including the Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Work Group, the HIV Work Group, and the Obstetric Practice Bulletin committee and the COVID Expert Work Group. She has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) since 2007 and serves on ABOG’s Board of Directors. In 2020, she was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.