Dr. Mona Saraiya is a Medical Officer and Team Lead in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s (DCPC’s) Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Prior to her current position, she was associate director of DCPC’s Office of International Cancer Control. Dr. Saraiya has also worked on domestic issues related to skin cancer epidemiology and cervical cancer prevention and control. Her cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) research portfolio includes an initiative to characterize the HPV-associated cancer burden in the United States, and adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines, especially with newer technologies such as HPV testing.
She graduated from Rush Medical College, completed a Masters of Public Health at Emory School of Public Health, completed a residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and is board certified by the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Saraiya is an alumna of the Epidemic Intelligence Service program and has published more than 150 articles during her tenure at CDC.