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Team Spotlight: Grace Tran



Grace Tran is the Program Manager for the $54M CDC-funded Applied Research to Address the COVID-19 Emerging Public Health Emergency project.  The applied research to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emerging Public Health Emergency, also known as Community Research Partnership (CRP), is meant to address major gaps in scientific knowledge concerning COVID-19 risk factors, transmission dynamics, seasonal and geographic patterns, correlations between immune markers and reinfection, and long-term immunologic, physiologic, and clinical sequelae of infection. Ms. Tran is responsible for providing technical and programmatic support to the study sites, organizing various study committees, overseeing financial management, and ensuring program compliance to the FAR and CDC regulations. Prior to her current position, Ms. Tran managed a USAID-funded Global Health Security Agenda project in Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ethiopia to support each country’s government in utilizing a One Health approach to prepare and respond to emerging and reemerging priority zoonotic diseases, such as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Ebola Virus Disease. She has a Masters of Public Health from Emory University and a MA from Georgetown’s School of Foreign of Service. Ms. Tran brings significant in-country experience across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the former Soviet Union, and speaks fluent Russian and proficient French.