James Goodson is an Epidemiologist and Senior Measles Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
He has extensive experience in global health spans more than twenty years. He has worked in complex humanitarian emergencies for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Doctors without Borders (MSF). In 2006, Goodson started at the CDC to serve as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the Global Immunization Division. Today, he continues his work with the CDC in the Global Immunization Division, leading measles elimination efforts, developing research and innovations, and conducting outbreak investigations.
He has authored and published more than 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters on measles, rubella, polio and immunization services delivery.
Goodson holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology with a Certificate in International Humanitarian Assistance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.