Ms. Aliki Pappas Weakland
Ms. Aliki Pappas Weakland received her BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, her public health degree from Emory University and her social work degree from Florida State University. Aliki has social service and public health experience in both public and private sectors. She has served as a consultant to a wide range of clients including Emory University School of Public Health, North American Quitline Consortium, Tobacco Control Network and American Cancer Society. The majority of her work has been in project development, strategic planning, communications and management.
Aliki has served as a Public Health Analyst focusing on policy and program issues at CDC working on tobacco control within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In August 2010, Aliki joined CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities where she serves as lead staff person for the Center’s global efforts to prevent neural tube defects. This important effort aims to prevent the majority of the more than 300,000 neural tube defects that occur globally each year. Partners in this effort include WHO, the International Center for Birth Defects, Surveillance and research, the Flour Fortification Initiative, and CDC’s National Center on Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Center for Global Health.