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James J. Sejvar, MD PDF Print E-mail

ImageJames J. Sejvar, MD
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases
National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, MS A-39
Atlanta GA USA 30333
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Dr. Sejvar is a neurologist and epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After completing undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, he received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 1996, internal medicine training at Pittsburgh’s Mercy Medical Center, and completed a residency in neurology at the Mayo Clinic. He joined CDC in 2000, first as a fellow in infectious disease epidemiology in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, then as a staff epidemiologist in the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases and Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases.

Dr. Sejvar’s research interests focus on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and outcome of infections of the central nervous sytem. In recent years he has focused much of his work on the clinical syndromes and outcomes associated with West Nile virus and other arthropod-borne viral infections. Additional research has included other viral infections of the nervous system, the epidemiology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseases, and the neurologic manifestations of other emerging pathogens such as Nipah virus, anthrax, and monkeypox. He collaborates with CDC’s National Immunization Program to assess neurologic effects of immunizations, and has conducted several surveys of the adverse events associated with smallpox vaccination.

Dr. Sejvar is board-certified in neurology and serves as an assistant professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.