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November 9, 2016
Bess Miller began her CDC career as an Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS] Officer from 1981 to 1983. She was one of the earliest members of the task force that CDC established following the June 1981 publication of the first Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [MMWR] on Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia among homosexual men. She led one of the seminal early AIDS [acquired immune deficiency syndrome] investigations, a study to establish whether the syndrome of unexplained generalized lymphadenopathy in homosexual men was new and epidemiologically related to AIDS. Her subsequent CDC work focused on domestic and international tuberculosis and HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] control for nearly three decades.
Interviewed by Dr. Mary Chamberland
“MILLER, BESS,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 25, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6871.