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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
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Health Issues - STD Program


Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH

STD Surveillance Coordinator

Andria Apostolou is the STD Surveillance Coordinator for the IHS STD Program. She is a graduate of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service and the CDC Health Systems Integration Program. She was stationed at the New Jersey Department of Health. Andria participated in numerous surveillance and outbreak response activities and in special deployments including post-disaster response after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2013 Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. She was an invited instructor for influenza training in Togo and an instructor for applied epidemiology in Taiwan. Andria has a PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Maryland, and an MPH in Epidemiologic & Biostatistical Methods for Public Health & Clinical Research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). She holds graduate certificates in Public Health Preparedness and in Risk sciences and Public Policy from JHSPH.

Melanie Taylor, MD, MPH

CDR USPHS, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Taylor is a Medical Epidemiologist in the Division of STD Prevention at the National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is stationed at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She also services as the Medical Epidemiologist Liaison to the National STD Program of the Indian Health Service. She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Internal Medicine residency, Infectious Disease fellowship and Masters of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Topics of her recent publications include syphilis, congenital syphilis, and HIV.