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Linda McKibben, MD, MPH

Linda McKibben, MD, MPH, is board certified in both preventive medicine and pediatrics. She is currently Coordinator of Patient Safety Activities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medical Officer in the Prevention and Evaluation Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC. Previously, she was Senior Medical Officer in the CDC Office of Healthcare Partnerships in the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods, Epidemiology Program Office. Her major activity, the Standing Orders Project, is national in scope through CDC partnerships with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Quality Improvement Organizations in 14 states. The project is evaluating a quality improvement program to increase coverage rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in adult populations to Healthy People 2010 goals.

She earned her BS degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia, her MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and her MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. McKibben's residency and fellowship training took place in Boston at the Boston Children's Hospital (pediatric internship), the Boston City Hospital (pediatric residency), Boston University School of Medicine (general academic pediatrics fellowship) and the Carney Hospital (preventive medicine residency). She was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine from 1990 to 1994. She was Chief Resident and Associate Director of the Carney Hospital Preventive Medicine Residency in 1995 to 1996.