Peter Young holds a BA in computer science and Spanish language studies from Hampshire College, an MPH from Columbia University and a PhD in Public Health from Utrecht University, Netherlands. Peter is an epidemiologist with over 15 years of experience working to improve public health programs in Africa. Peter served with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-Mozambique) as a Surveillance Epidemiologist from 2006 to 2014, where he worked closely with the Mozambican Ministry of Health to strengthen the HIV surveillance systems and build research capacity. Peter also worked at CDC-Kenya as a senior epidemiologist from 2014-2020 where he led CDC efforts to build HIV surveillance systems and capacity and oversaw a team of statisticians and epidemiologists providing technical assistance to the National AIDS & STI Control Programme and National AIDS Control Council of Kenya.
Currently, Peter is the Associate Director for Science at CDC-Mozambique, where he has served since August 2020 supporting the development of science activities within the CDC and its local partners. His professional interests include: epidemic modeling, mortality surveillance, sampling methods for hard-to-reach populations, statistical programming, and teaching scientific research skills to others.