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Carol Ciesielski MD is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She joined CDC as an EIS Officer in 1985, and spent most of the next 25 years working on HIV related issues for the agency, including modes of HIV transmission and establishment of national surveillance for occupational HIV transmission for the Surveillance Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. From 1998-2007, she was assigned to CDPH to lead initiatives in syphilis elimination and HIV/AIDS surveillance studies. In 2007, she became Director of the CDC office in Phnom Penh Cambodia for the Division of Global HIV/TB, where she remained until her retirement from the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service with a rank of Captain in 2010. Since then, she has continued to work for CDC’s Division of Global HIV/TB, where for the past four years she has served as a subject matter expert for the Science Office, evaluating CDC affiliated manuscripts and protocols worldwide for fidelity to scientific methods and ethical issues. She has published numerous scientific articles, including for CDC’s Yellow Book, the New England Journal of Medicine and Science.