Lora Polowczuk brings to CCIC experience in strategic planning, project execution, and policy development and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and response. Recently, Lora analyzed and crafted high level policy recommendations on influenza, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infectious diseases, and pandemic threats for U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to U.S. Government policy work, she conducted vaccine clinical trials to thwart the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and coordinated malaria vaccine public private partnerships. Lora received her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She thrives in fostering collaborations, leveraging existing tools, and identifying synergies to overcome public health challenges.
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Personal Hero: A friend that always turns lemons in life into lemonade.
Hometown Fun Fact: The Wild One roller coaster at Six Flags was once the highest wooden roller coaster in the U.S.
Favorite Thing to Do in Colorado: Adventure in the majestic mountains.
Why Vaccinate: The scientific evidence and benefit of immunizations is overwhelming. Immunizations are one of the single biggest achievements in public health over the past century. Let’s not lose our progress.