Dr. Pamela Logan is the new District 2 health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health. She starts today.
Logan received her medical degree from Howard University and her Master of Public Health in health care management and policy from Emory University. She also earned a master’s degree in English from Georgia State University. Logan received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College, and she completed a preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a preventive medicine resident, her work included evaluation of influenza rates among elderly minority residents of DeKalb County through the DeKalb County Board of Health. She initiated educational programs in senior centers, after which the rates of vaccination increased throughout the county and treatment for influenza in the county decreased in this population.
During her work at the CDC she served as a medical epidemiologist and medical officer with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Logan has investigated infectious disease outbreaks, including hepatitis A and tuberculosis during her career in public health.