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Join us for our fourth “learn and connect” BioME Virtual Coffee Hour on November 6 from 9-9:45am.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, will be speaking at our November Virtual Coffee Hour! Dr. Shah will give us his thoughts and opinions on COVID vaccine and treatment development but also talk about his background and career path. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, giving the audience a chance to ask their own questions. We will be collecting questions ahead of time (stay tuned for details).



Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., Director, Maine CDC

In June 2019, Nirav Shah, MD, JD, was appointed as the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Dr. Shah comes to Maine CDC with broad experience in public health, most recently as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he implemented key initiatives to address the State’s opioid crisis, reduce maternal and infant mortality, and reduce childhood lead poisoning.

As an attorney and public health economist, Shah previously advised professionals and governments around the nation and globe on improving the delivery of health care. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Cambodia, where his work included investigating and managing disease outbreaks as an epidemiologist.

Shah received both medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago. He also studied economics at Oxford University.