Dr. Temeika Fairley

Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Temeika Fairley works with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) as a lead health scientist. She obtained a PhD in biology from the University of Vermont and joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in 2001. 

During the early part of her tenure at CDC, Dr. Fairley developed expertise in public health surveillance and data use development for CDC-funded programs. More recently, Dr. Fairley’s work has been primarily in the area of cancer survivorship and health disparities. 

She is the project lead for CDC’s efforts to implement the provisions of the Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act legislation. The EARLY Act directs CDC to develop and implement communications, research, and program support activities for young women at risk for or diagnosed with breast cancer. In this role, Dr. Fairley also serves as the Designated Federal Officer for the newly mandated federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW). 


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