Who is Tony Mounts?

Dr. Mounts originally trained in clinical medicine with specialization in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine with a sub-specialization in adult Infectious Diseases.

After several years of clinical work in the Appalachian Mountains of the U.S. and the highlands of Papua New Guinea, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

After EIS, he was seconded to WHO in Pakistan for six years as national team lead of the polio eradication program.

Upon return to the CDC he joined the Influenza Division as team lead for the International Surveillance and Epi team overseeing the development of influenza projects and capacity building around the world.

In July of 2009, he was again seconded to WHO as the team lead of the Epidemiology and Monitoring team of the Global Influenza Programme. He also served as the Technical Lead for the WHO response to a novel coronavirus in the Middle East until moving to Vietnam to assume the role of Resident Advisor for the Field Epidemiology training program.

He later was appointed CDC Country Director for Vietnam where he served for 4 ½ years. After returning to the US, he worked as part of the US CDC’s COVID-19 response before retiring in early 2022 after 25 years in the agency.

Dr. Mounts joined the Task Force for Global Health in March of 2022 where he leads the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Program and provides technical support for the Early Warning Surveillance Development Project.

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