As you may have heard last Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the number of reported pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States and its territories. That pregnant women in the United States had Zika wasn’t exactly news, but the new number was. As of May 12, 2016, a […]
Rene Najera is the uncle to 17 and is a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. Before starting at Hopkins, he was an epidemiologist at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where he coordinated the influenza surveillance efforts within Maryland and assisted in outbreak investigations. He has a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the George Washington University. Before becoming an epidemiologist, Rene was a medical technologist at a clinical laboratory in a rural hospital in Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Rene plays soccer, runs with his dog, and continues his pursuit of the perfect photograph.